- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) - A trial has been scheduled for an Ohio police officer who accidentally fired a shot into a busy day care center while unloading a gun inside a home next door.

Thirty-three-year-old Ian McInnes, a part-time officer in East Cleveland, was charged last month in Stow Municipal Court with one count of misdemeanor discharge of a weapon.

Police say McInnes accidentally fired a 9mm round Oct. 25 that pierced the outside wall of a Cuyahoga Falls day care center and lodged in the wall of a classroom with teachers and children inside. No one inside the day care center was injured.

East Cleveland has suspended McInnes without pay. His attorney called it an “unfortunate accident” Monday but declined to comment further.

A trial is scheduled for Jan. 5.


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