Officer accidentally fires gun inside Chicago police station

Officer accidentally fires gun inside Chicago police station

Prisoners at a police station in the south loop had to be transferred to another facility after an officer accidentally fired his gun inside the station.

It happened Monday night in the Central district station at 18th and State Streets.

The bullet hit the first floor ceiling, damaging a water pipe which then poured onto computers and desks.

No one was injured.

Police say the sergeant whose weapon discharged will likely face discipline within the department.

Water to the building was shut off overnight while repairs were made.

4 comments

  • CrabMan

    Handling any gun with a round in the chamber is serious business. Unless you are at the firing line and only the firing line at a range, never put a round in the chamber. When you are pointing the muzzle at the target, then put one in. Never trust the safety. Whether the hammer is cocked or not a safety can fail. If the primer is struck, it can discharge.

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