Albuquerque Office Accidentally Shoots Fellow Cop

Jul 16, 2013

Authorities say an Albuquerque police officer is recovering after another officer accidentally shot him when the fellow officer bumped into a wall.

Albuquerque police said the officer was shot Monday evening during an investigation into a possible gunman on the roof of a business.

Albuquerque police spokesman Robert Gibbs says when officers arrived to the scene they found people playing with a BB gun.

But as officers later searched the area, police say one officer bumped up against a wall and accidentally fired a shot, hitting another officer in the calf.

The officer was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. The injured officer is expected to make a full recovery.

Names of the officers were not released.

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