Deputy’s pistol fires while holstered inside a restaurant

The Associated Press and The Tulsa World - March 2, 2017 10:31 am

Two people were injured at the new White River Fish Market in Broken Arrow a week ago when a Wagoner County reserve deputy's pistol went off.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A police report says a Wagoner County reserve deputy’s handgun fired while holstered inside a restaurant, injuring two people who were hit by shrapnel.
The Tulsa World reports an internal investigation into the discharge of 25-year-old Deputy Michael Witham’s holstered pistol began Monday.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nick Mahoney says the investigation is estimated to take a few weeks.
He says Witham, a former Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office auxiliary officer, is on administrative leave pending the investigation.
Mahoney says the deputy has met state-mandated firearm qualifications and is up to date on required training.

 

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