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Police officer accidentally fires his gun during high school wrestling meet


Authorities say an off-duty Michigan police officer’s gun accidentally discharged at a high school wrestling meet.

Police officials say in a release the officer was watching his son compete Saturday in the multi-school event at Fowlerville High School.

The bullet from what was described as an ‘off-duty sidearm’ struck and lodged in the gym floor, and one person trying to flee twisted an ankle.

The meet was interrupted for about 50 minutes after the shot was fired at approximately 12:40pm.

A police officer accidentally fired his gun at a high school in Michigan on Saturday 

A police officer accidentally fired his gun at a high school in Michigan on Saturday 

The bullet from what was described as an 'off-duty sidearm' struck and lodged in the gym floor, and one person trying to flee twisted an ankle

The bullet from what was described as an ‘off-duty sidearm’ struck and lodged in the gym floor, and one person trying to flee twisted an ankle

Police say a report of what happened will be sent to the Livingston County prosecutor for review after the investigation is complete. 

The Fowlerville Police Department shared further details about the incident to their Facebook page later Saturday. 

The shocking incident happened at the multi-school event in Fowlerville High School

The shocking incident happened at the multi-school event in Fowlerville High School

‘An off duty police officer accidentally discharged his off duty sidearm while watching the wrestling meet and standing on the gym floor.

‘The bullet was lodged in the floor and there were no injuries from the shot. The meet continued after approximately a 50 minute delay. 

‘A report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor once the investigation is complete.’ 

Fowlerville is 25 miles east of Lansing and 53 miles northwest of Detroit.



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