Kansas City police: Officer accidentally shot neighbor

April 06, 2020 - 10:40 am

Kansas City police are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty officer who says he shot his neighbor when his service weapon unintentionally fired. Police say in a news release the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday, when the officer called for help saying he had accidentally shot his neighbor. Police say a preliminary investigation shows the officer was inside his home when his service weapon fired and the round entered the home of his neighbor, hitting a man in his 30s. Police say the victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital in stable condition. Police say the officer — a 24-year veteran assigned to the Metro Patrol Division — has been placed on administrative leave.

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