Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cop shot partner, yet good guy with a gun is a good idea?

Roanoke City Police are investigating an accidental shooting

ROANOKE, Va (3-8-16) The Roanoke City Police Department says there was an accidental shooting that happened Tuesday morning.

Around 11:47 a.m. in the 1900 block of Wise, a man and a woman were both injured and taken to the hospital. Both were conscious when officers got there.

No charges have been filed. Police say it appears to be an accidental discharge of the firearm.  Police are still investigating.  Check back for more updates.

Largo Teen Injured In Apparent Accidental Shooting
The 16-year-old Largo boy was struck in the left hand, police say.

Largo, FL (3-8-16) The Largo Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon on Starkey Road.

According to the agency, it received a call just after 1 p.m. from a 16-year-old boy who said he had shot himself in the left hand. Officers and emergency crews responded to the 900 block of Starkey Road and transported the teen to an area hospital for treatment.

The wound, police wrote in an email to media, is not life threatening.

While the case remains under active investigation, authorities say the incident is believed to be accidental at this time.

No further details, including the teen’s name, are being released.

'Long Recovery' Predicted For Town's Building Official

Greeneville, Tn (3-8-16)  Two weeks after suffering an accidental gunshot wound, Greeneville Building Official Jeff Woods continues his recovery at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Woods remains hospitalized in stable condition after sustaining a gunshot wound in the abdomen on Feb. 22.
"He is slowly improving day by day," City Administrator Todd Smith said Monday. "I know it's going to be a long recovery process."
Woods was injured when a .22-caliber handgun, stored in a coat pocket, discharged as he placed the jacket on the seat of his city-owned vehicle as he was exiting it in the parking lot of the medical office of Dr. Philip Thwing on Y Street.
Woods was not on duty at the time, but was scheduled to travel to Johnson City a short time later for work-related meetings.
The Greeneville Police Department has classified the incident as an accidental shooting.
Woods was able to enter the medical office to ask for help. He was initially taken to Laughlin Memorial Hospital by Greene County-Greeneville EMS, but was later flown by Wings Air Rescue to JCMC.
Smith said Monday that it is not yet clear when Woods will be able to return to work.
However, the Building Department is fully functioning.
"Bert Seay, as building inspector, is very, very busy," Smith said. "He is doing a good job of managing the Building Department as best as it can be, knowing that we're down a person."
Smith added that building inspections and the various permits the department issues are being handled as normal.
"This is a challenge," he said. "It is something that we can piece together temporarily, bu we could not carry on long term" at reduced staffing levels.
Seay noted that Town Planner Asong Venard has taken on additional duties reviewing submitted building plans against the town's stormwater requirements.
In addition to carrying out the building inspections he would normally be tasked with, Seay has also been working extended hours to ensure plans submitted to the department are reviewed in a timely fashion.
He said that local contractors have been cooperative and understanding of the department's current situation.
"We're real busy," Seay said. "We're just kind of maxed out, being a person short."
However, Seay pointed out that the department's new online system for building permit applications has been useful to both officials and contractors while the office has been short-staffed.
"Online permitting is helping out tremendously," he said. "That doesn't tie me down as hard here in the office. I'm also trying to keep myself available regular hours, early in the morning from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and again in the afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m., with building inspections in between."

NYPD cop accidentally shot by partner during drug arrest, cops say

New York, NY (3-8-16) An NYPD detective from Long Island was clinging to a suspect’s vehicle when he was accidentally shot by his partner Tuesday night as the officers were trying to arrest three people who had just finished a heroin deal in Brooklyn, police said.
The detective, 36, was in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens after being hit in the left shoulder near the corner of Troutman Street and Wilson Avenue in Bushwick just before 6:15 p.m., police said.

One suspect, the driver, was shot in the leg and wrist, and he, along with a passenger, were quickly arrested, police said. But a third male, who was outside the car, escaped, police said.
The shooting occurred while the detective and his sergeant, 11-year veterans in plainclothes assigned to a narcotics unit, were working a routine buy-bust operation, First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker told reporters at the hospital.
The pair approached the vehicle, one on each side, and that’s when the driver backed up, ramming a police car, then tried to take off with the detective hanging on, police said

Police: Woman accidentally shot by neighbor cleaning gun

GREENSBURG, IN (3-8-16) – A local woman was rushed to the hospital and later airlifted for further treatment after she was accidentally shot by a neighbor Monday evening, police said.

Greensburg Chief of Police Brendan Bridges said Genia Wamsley, 46, was shot in the hip when a neighbor’s gun accidentally discharged and passed through a wall in the 500 block of W. First Street.

Deputies: Jacksonville woman shot by 4-year-old son 'stable'

PALATKA, Fla. (3-8-16) Authorities say a Jacksoville woman is in stable condition after being accidentally shot by her four-year-old son while driving through Palatka Tuesday.

Jamie Gilt, 31, of Jacksonville, was found shot in the driver's seat of a truck near where State Road 20 and Rowland Avenue meet about 3 p.m. by a deputy stopping to check on the vehicle, which was partially in the roadway, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Gilt motioned for help and told investigators her son had accidentally shot her. Deputies say evidence found at the scene confirmed that the young boy, who had been sitting in the back seat, was the one who pulled the trigger.

Investigators are still working to find out how the child got hold of the gun.

Gilt was rushed to UF Health Gainesville where she's listed in stable condition. Her son, meanwhile, has been placed in the care of family members.

Relatives told investigators Gilt had been traveling to a family member's home in Putnam County to pick up a horse when the shooting happened.  The state Department of Children and Families has been notified.

2 people hospitalized after accidental shooting in Roanoke

Roanoke, Va (3-8-16) Two people were hospitalized Tuesday morning after someone accidentally discharged a firearm in southeast Roanoke, police said.
Police went to the 1900 block of Wise Avenue about 11:47 a.m. for a report of a man and woman who   had been shot, police spokesman Scott Leamon said. Police could not provide further information on what happened, citing the ongoing investigation.

The two people were alert and conscious when they were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Leamon said.
No charges have been filed at this time.

Cedar Rapids teen charged after shots fired incident
Police: Unclear if teen was intending to shoot at nearby police officer

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (3-8-16) A 16-year-old is in custody following a foot chase and shots fired incident Tuesday evening.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said an officer on patrol in the 1500 block of First Avenue NE attempted to stop a suspicious person around 5:04 p.m. Police said when the officer approached the subject — later identified as a 16-year-old boy — the boy fled on foot.

As the boy was running, he shot at least one round from a handgun. Buelow said it is unclear if the boy deliberately fired at the officer or if the weapon accidentally discharged.

The teen was caught by officers in the 1500 block of E Avenue NE. A handgun was recovered. He was taken into custody and faces charges of reckless use of a firearm, carrying weapons and interference with official acts. The incident remains under investigation

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