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Mercer Island Police Detective Accidentally Shoots Himself in Buttocks

A seven-year veteran with the Mercer Island Police Department was injured by his own weapon Thursday after making an arrest.

A Mercer Island Police detective was taken to a Seattle hospital after accidentially shooting himself in the buttocks while on duty Thursday morning.

The unidentified narcotics detective had just served a warrant and made an arrest on the 19200 block of Stone Way North in Shoreline and was reholstering his gun when the weapon discharged at 10 a.m.

He was immediately transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where the gunshot wound was described as a minor injury.

"He is doing fine," said MIPD Commander Leslie Burns. "If anything, his pride is damaged as much as his buttock."

The detective was working on assignment with the Eastside Narcotics Task Force, and is a seven-year veteran with the Mercer Island Police Department.

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Edward A. November 30, 2012 at 08:36 AM
Man, that's a pain in the rear!
Ron Olson November 30, 2012 at 04:05 PM
He just got a little behind in his work.
SC November 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Good thing he had some narcotic pain relivers to help. Aim much?
Elaine December 03, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Hmmmm... Narcotic's... Stone Way.... Shot in the buttocks... I think I see a theme developing.

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