Mercer Island officer accidentally shoots self

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Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 6:03 AM

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — A police officer accidentally shot himself in the rear end Thursday after helping serve a search warrant in the Shoreline area.

He's a Mercer Island officer assigned to a drug task force.

Mercer Island Cmdr. Leslie Burns told KING (http://is.gd/9UTzKj ) he was reaching for his holster when the gun fired.

He was treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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