An Atlantic City police officer died after unintentionally shooting himself in the face. The 31-year-old officer was sitting in his patrol car trying to install a rubber sleeve grip on his semi-automatic handgun. He removed the clip from the gun but accidentally discharged a bullet that remained in the chamber. The bullet struck him in the face.
Nearby police officers called for medical help but the officer was pronounced dead 15 minutes later.
He had been a member of the Atlantic City police force for two years. While at the Police Academy he received seven days of firearms training with Glock .40-caliber pistols.