Saturday 14 December, 2019

Police officer accidentally shoots himself in toe

A police officer is currently warded at the Port of Spain General Hospital, after he accidentally shot himself in the toe on Wednesday.

According to reports, around 1 am PC Mc Clean, along with two officers were on mobile patrol in the vicinity of Movie Towne in Port of Spain, when they received information of a man armed with a firearm in the Waterhole, Cocorite area.

While responding to the report, the vehicle drove over a speed bump, causing Mc Clean to lose the grip of his rifle.

He attempted to regain control and one round of ammunition was accidentally discharged, striking his left foot and severing his middle toe.

The officer was taken to the St. James Medical Facility where he was treated and later transferred to Port of Spain General Hospital.

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