A Mercer Island police officer has been hospitalized today after an accident with his own weapon. The officer was part of a multi-agency narcotics task force serving a search warrant in Shoreline on Thursday morning, Nov. 29. The weapon fired a bullet as the officer was placing the gun into his holster, but his injury will not be life-threatening.
The incident happened in the 19200 block of Stone Way North, according to a report by King 5 News. The seven-year MIPD officer is being treated at Harborview Medical Center.