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Off-duty Detroit police officer accidentally shoots herself on city's west side

Posted: 1:33 PM, Aug 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-21 21:28:24Z
Off-duty DPD officer shot on city's west side
Off-duty DPD officer shot on city's west side

Detroit Police say one of their own was involved in an accidental shooting, sending the off-duty officer to the hospital. It was originally reported that she was shot.

The accidental shooting happened around 1:30 Tuesday in the 9600 block of Artesian off of West Chicago near Southfield Freeway. 

Detroit Police say the off-duty officer shot herself in the right arm. She was taken to Siania Grace hospital and is listed in temporary serious condition. 

"I feel sad that it happened to her I mean accidents do happen. She probably shot herself by accident she was probably cleaning her gun or something like that,” said Jean Sherman. 

Detroit Police say they are still investigating.