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Police officer accidentally shoots himself in stomach in an elevator

By Mason White 3:50 PM January 5, 2015
Officer Darryl Jouett 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A police officer of Kentucky, was hospitalized after he shot himself in the stomach.

Authorities said that the police officer went to Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife where they ate dinner.

When they left the restaurant, the officer accidentally shot himself in the stomach in a garage elevator.

The incident happened around 8:15 p.m., at the Mercer Commons Parking Garage near the intersection of Vine and Mercer streets.

Officer Darryl Jouett of the Erlanger Police Department, was on the way to his car on Saturday night, when he tried to adjust his belt, which held his holster and department-issued gun.

While doing so, the gun discharged. The bullet hit a wall, bounced back and hit the officer in the stomach.

Jouett was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, with injuries that were non-life threatening.

The veteran officer has spent over 25 years with the Erlanger Police Department.

Capt. Mike John of the Cincinnati Police Department described the situation as “very unusual.”

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