Annapolis Police Officer Fired Gun Accidentally While On Call

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 1 month ago

Capital Gazette:

Leyland — a member of the Naval Academy’s 2017 heavyweight crew team — entered a woman’s house during the night by breaking in through a side patio door, police said.

When he was confronted by the woman, police said he refused to leave and locked her out of the home when she walked outside.

Police surveyed the home with guns drawn and found Leyland in the master bedroom, Miguez said. At some point while officers were in the home, Moore fired his gun, but the bullet did not hit anyone.

Miguez said in August that Leyland was shirtless and unarmed during the alleged burglary.

Police said Leyland jumped out of a window, sustaining minor injuries, and resisted arrest after officers caught up with him outside.

Miguez said officers having their weapons drawn when called to a report of a burglary is “common when we’re searching any building we think there might be someone in that has been broken into.”

“It’s easier for someone lying in wait to initiate an action than for us to react to what’s in front of us,” she said.

Moore incorrectly had his finger on the trigger while surveying the home, Miguez said, and not removed from the trigger to prevent such misfires.

Moore, with no history of such incidents, will go through retraining to reinforce proper gun safety, she said.

Gosh, I hate it when that happens to me.  I remember the last time I pulled my gun on someone at the grocery store and put my finger on the trigger.  I almost shot somebody, but thankfully, the cops came along and wanted to coach me on the rules of gun safety.

All is well now.  They left feeling like I had learned my lesson.  No charges, no harm, no foul.  Except for the glass I shot out and the people I almost killed.  Thank goodness all I had to do was get a little schooling from the good guys.


Comments

  1. On September 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm, Fred said:

    “…had his finger on the trigger…not removed from the trigger to prevent such misfires.”

    Uh, that’s NOT a misfire there Spanky.

  2. On September 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm, Longbow said:

    I’m sure there was a good reason… probably an officer safety is-shew.

  3. On October 1, 2017 at 8:20 am, Talktome said:

    I’m sure he feared for his life, so this was certainly justified. God job officer dumbass. I remember the days when people were held responsible for,their actions. Back in the 90’s, I was deployed in Bosnia. During 2nd deployment we ended up at Tuzla airbase, yes, same one Hitlery landed at under “sniper fire.” Side note, I was in a patrol returning to base when she was on base – we were not allowed on base until after she left because we had ammo on our persons. I shit you not. The day she visited, all US troops (not the other NATO forces however) has their ammunition taken and locked up until after she left.
    Anyway, so this deployment we received training once on base on how to properly clear our weapons. Punishment for an accidental discharge was an article 15. So, we’re walking past one of the admin buildings and this cute little butter bar was walking up to the entrance, pulls her 9mm out and points it at the clearing barrel. She pulls back the slide, lets it go forward and pulls trigger – then, confused, she looks at the weapon and repeated what she just did. Now, we’re already running towards her yelling ma’am, stop. She fired off that 2nd round and then we arrive and, making sure she keeps aiming towards the barrel, we ask her for the weapon, which thankfully she just handed over. We then proceed to show her how to clear the weapon by dropping the mag, THEN pulling the slide back, blah, blah, blah. By this time, MP’s showed up and we left her to sort it out. I figure she was trained by the same folks this occifer was trained up by.

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