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Rookie NYPD Officer Recovering After Accidentally Shooting Himself

Officer Taken To Kings County Hospital With Gunshot Wound To Kneecap
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An NYPD officer is in stable condition after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while holstering his weapon.

The NYPD said the incident happened after the officer responded to a domestic dispute in Brooklyn around 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The New York Daily News reported that the gun accidentally discharged as the officer was holstering his weapon inside the home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

The officer, who has not been identified, is a rookie, the Daily News reported.

The officer was rushed to Kings County Hospital with a gunshot wound to the kneecap.

No one else was hurt, but an arrest was made as a result of the domestic dispute call.

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