57-year-old Frank Nucera is the police chief in Bordentown, New Jersey. He has been with the police department for 32 years and has been the police chief for 7 years. Nucera was in the Bordentown Township Municipal Building on Tuesday when a child, described as a preteen, somehow got hold of the chief's holstered service weapon.
The child discharged the weapon and Nucera was shot in the leg. He was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to reports, the chief is also serving as town administrator in the small community. He was inside the tax collector's office at the time. The child's parent also had business in the tax office.
It is unclear how the boy was able to get access to the gun.