Saturday, January 17, 2015
Kentucky police officer unintentionally shoots self in elevator
Surveillance video captured an off-duty Kentucky police officer unintentionally shooting himself in an elevator in Cincinnati, Ohio. The officer, Darryl Jouett of Erlanger, Kentucky, was in the elevator with his wife.
The video shows Jouett fumbling with a gun while holding a box. The gun discharges and shoots him in his abdomen. Jouett falls to his knees before stumbling out of the elevator and clutching a wall.
Jouett was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. He was kept overnight and released the next morning.
Jouett is a 25-year veteran of the police force.