Video footage of a Kentucky police officer accidentally shooting himself in the Stomach last Friday while traveling inside an elevator in Cincinnati was released this week.
The footage shows 25-year-veteran police officer Darryl Jouett from Erlanger, Kentucky, in the elevator with his wife while the gun discharges.
Jouett, who was not in uniform at the time of the incident, was holding a box in one hand while attempting to adjust his service weapon with the other hand when the gun went off, sending a .40 caliber round into his stomach.
“He was transitioning the holster and transitioning the gun out of his holster. He was going to carry it in his hand as they walked to the car,” Cincinnati Capt. Michael John told WLWT. “As he was pulling the gun from the holster, a round discharged, ricocheted in the elevator, struck him in the stomach.”
His wife immediately called 911 and Jouett was taken to a nearby hospital. He was released on Monday and is now recovering at home.
“It’s very unusual. Obviously you have somebody that’s used to handling firearms,” Capt. John continued. “It’s very unusual to see somebody discharge a firearm, accidentally, in a confined space like that. It’s very unusual.”
So, in looking at the footage, where do you think Jouett went wrong handling his pistol?