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Off-duty police officer in Indiana accidentally shoots himself in the leg

Posted at 8:42 AM, Apr 18, 2017

GREENFIELD, Ind. -- An off-duty officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department accidentally shot himself in the leg over the weekend, a police spokesperson said.

Officer Michael Price will be OK after shooting himself in the leg.

The incident happened around 11 a.m., at the officer's house in New Palestine, Indiana. A deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff's Department responded to the shooting, and noted he saw Price laying on the ground with bruising and swelling around his right knee, according to a police report. 

Price told the deputy he was attempting to clear his .40-caliber mini Glock. He had it on his lap when it fired. 

The department is looking at employing additional training for safe handling of firearms after the incident.