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Police: Off-duty Los Fresnos officer accidentally shot himself

An off-duty Los Fresnos police officer accidentally shot himself Saturday while shopping in Brownsville, said Det. J.J. Trevino, a spokesman for the Brownsville Police Department.

The Los Fresnos police officer was shopping at the Target on East Morrison Road.

When the officer adjusted his pants on Saturday afternoon, the weapon apparently discharged, Trevino said. It remains unclear what, exactly, caused the weapon to discharge.

Trevino said the officer suffered a non-life threatening injury, but didn't know where the bullet struck the officer.

The Los Fresnos Police Department couldn't immediately be reached for comment Monday morning.

Correction: The Los Fresnos police officer was shopping at Target; he was not working an off-duty security job.

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