Investigation underway after officer involved shooting in police department
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:16:46 GMT —
Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened inside their department.
Harlingen city officials are releasing limited information on the incident since it's a personal matter, but we're told no one was injured in the accidental shooting.
According to city spokesman Dave Ralph, Harlingen police officers were at the San Benito shooting range Thursday training all day.
On Friday when the officer in question returned to work, he was cleaning his police issued gun when it accidentally went off.
At this time the officer's name and rank are not being released, and it's unclear if the officer is on patrol right now as an internal investigation is ongoing
When the weapon discharged, ralph says, the bullet hit a metal beam on the ceiling then ricochet once, but again no one was injured.
Right now, the Harlingen Police Department also not saying how long the officer has worked with the department as they continue an internal investigation and the officer's name will not be released until that's completed.