MOORE — A Moore police officer was accidentally shot by another officer Tuesday evening while they were preparing to enter a home where a man had barricaded himself inside, police said.
The tactical team officer, Sgt. Michael Leonard, who was shot in the leg with a rifle round by another team member, was listed as medically stable at a hospital, Moore police spokesman Jeremy Lewis said.
The round went through Leonard's leg, and he is expected to recover, Lewis said. Leonard is a seven-year veteran of the Moore Police Department.
Police were outside a home near NE 18 and Bellaire Drive in Moore because a man thought to be armed and suicidal was inside the home and uncommunicative. Just as officers were about to breach the home about 6 p.m., the officer's rifle discharged, hitting the officer in the leg.
Inside the home, police found the barricaded man, whose name was not released by police, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, Lewis said.
The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, he said.