Sunday, December 24, 2006


Security guard accidentally shoots himself

`A security guard shot himself in the hand Wednesday after a deputy inquired about why the guard’s gun was in its holster with the hammer cocked. [..]

The deputy asked why the gun was cocked and Melendez reportedly told him it was OK, because the safety was on.

Melendez, 36, then began to pull the gun from the holster, as Scozzafava repeatedly yelled “No!”, trying to get the man to leave the weapon where it was.

As he removed the gun, it went off, hitting Melendez in the hand just below the little finger on his left hand.’

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