Moore police officer accidentally shot by second officer

A Moore police officer was accidentally shot by another Tuesday evening while they were preparing to enter a home with a man barricaded inside, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm •  Published: May 15, 2012
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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.


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