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Northern Kentucky Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Self

This story has been updated.

A Northern Kentucky police officer accidentally shot himself in Cincinnati on Saturday night.

The off-duty officer, Darryl Jouett (as tweeted by a WCPO reporter), a veteran with the Erlanger Police Department, was in Over-the-Rhine for dinner when his gun discharged in an elevator. The bullet ricocheted and struck the officer in the stomach, WKRC reported.

A surveillance video from inside the elevator shows the officer attempting to remove the gun when it fired, said a report at WLWT.

The officer was conscious and alert when he was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, WCPO reported.

Erlanger Police said on Facebook that Jouett is in good condition and is resting comfortably.

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