CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Off-Duty Cop Negligently Shoots Himself In The Stomach On Elevator

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Here is a perfect example of what not to do with your firearm… at anytime.

An off-duty police officer in Kentucky took a bullet to the stomach after negligently handling his firearm in public.

The officer, Darryl Jouett, a 25-year veteran of the Erlanger Police Department who was off-duty at the time, was removing the gun from his holster as he and his wife were heading to their car Saturday night, Cincinnati police said in a statement.

Video from the elevator shows Jouett removing the firearm from his holster, and then either trying to put it back or put it in his jacket pocket. During this attempt, he pulls the trigger and sends a round into his stomach, dropping him to the ground.

His wife calls 911, and they both exit the elevator a short time later.

According to 10 News, Jouett was attempting to adjust his firearm and holster. He was taken to the hospital with what are called non life-threatening injuries.

Remember; there is no such thing as accidentally discharging a firearm. There is only negligence. This man, especially with as much experience and training as he’s had, did something stupid and should have known better. It’s that simple. He let his guard down and forgot to abide by The 4 Rules Of Gun Safety, and it cost him.

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