Troy officer accidentally shoots himself in the foot


TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Troy police officer shot himself at a training facility on landfill road in Troy near 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Deputy Police Chief Dan DeWolf tells NEWS10 that it was an accidental discharge:

An officer was adjusting his pants. It appears a piece of fabric caught on his gun, which was still holstered, and discharged.

The bullet struck him in his foot. Luckily, there were other officers around to him, and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

He is being treated at Albany Med, and we’re hopeful the injury isn’t too severe.

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