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NYPD Officer Accidentally Shoots Self In Groin During Drug Bust

July 06, 2019 - 12:48 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – An NYPD officer was recovering Saturday morning after accidentally shooting himself Friday night, police say.

The narcotics officer was working a drug bust at the Wyckoff Gardens housing development around 8:15 p.m.

He was in a hallway on the 12th floor of a residential building at the time of the shooting.

The NYPD says the office was not in any kind of danger when he accidentally shot himself in the groin area.

A Housing Authority worker came upon him just after the shooting.

The worker recalls seeing two other officers over the injured officer. He says there was a lot of blood as they carried him out.

The officer was taken to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

He suffered a graze wound and is expected to make a full recovery.