Officer shoots his left foot


Officer shoots his left foot

A police officer was shot in his left foot but not by an assailant, rather, by his own hand.

The officer, a Constable, was a passenger in a patrol car speeding along Hollywood Boulevard near the Mariott Hotel. He and two other officers were on their way to Cocorite after receiving reports that a gunman was in the area. The driver of the patrol car hit a speed bump and the Constable lost control of his Galil rifle which accidentally discharged. He was shot in the middle toe of his left foot. Instead of heading to Cocorite, the driver took the injured Constable to the St. James Medical Facility. He was then transferred to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital for treatment. He is listed in a stable condition. It is unclear whether doctors were able to reattach his toe.

The bullet that injured the officer was found in the center console of the patrol vehicle.