Elko Deputy Recovering After Accidental Self-Inflicted Shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An Elko County sheriff's deputy is recovering from an injury he suffered while accidentally shooting himself in the wrist while cleaning his department-issued weapon.

Undersheriff Clair Morris says Deputy Mike Moore was cleaning his .40-caliber Glock during a break while patrol in the Jarbidge area over the weekend when a bullet in the chamber discharged into his wrist.

She tells the Elko Daily Free Press he apparently had his finger on the trigger when he dropped the magazine Saturday afternoon at the Jarbidge Days celebration.

Paramedics responded and stopped the bleeding. Moore was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Twin Falls.

Morris says doctors had to put some pins in his wrist, but he'll be fine.

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