Mercer Island officer accidentally shoots self

  • Thu Nov 29th, 2012 1:05pm
  • News

Associated Press

SHORELINE — 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 he was reaching for his holster when the gun fired.

He was treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.