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.