CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer out to dinner with his wife in Cincinnati accidentally shot himself in the stomach inside a parking garage elevator.
Cincinnati police say Officer Darryl Jouett (JOO’-et) of the Erlanger, Kentucky, Police Department was headed back to his car on Saturday night when he tried to adjust his department-issued weapon in his holster, and it discharged.
Police tell WCPO-TV that the bullet ricocheted off the elevator walls and struck him.
Jouett was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.
The veteran officer has spent more than 25 years at the police department in Erlanger.
Capt. Mike John with the Cincinnati Police Department calls the situation “very unusual.”