Troy cop accidentally shoots himself in foot |

Troy cop accidentally shoots himself in foot

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 14, 2020 08:54 PM
Created: October 14, 2020 04:47 PM

TROY - A Troy police officer accidentally shot himself Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Dan DeWolf says it happened at a city-owned building on Landfill Drive.

The cop was adjusting his pants when a piece of fabric caught on his gun, which was holstered, and it fired.

The bullet struck him in the foot.

Officers nearby immediately rushed to his aid and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

The officer is being treated at Albany Med, where he was still being evaluated late Wednesday afternoon.

DeWolf says he's hopeful the injury isn't too serious.

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