Woman Hugs off-duty cop, killed when gun goes off

    When a woman hugged a off duty police officer at a party, his .40 S&W M&P pistol discharged killing her.

    Everyone involved seems to have a slightly different story. Detroit Free Press said (emphasis added) …

    Police said that Miller hugged the officer — whose name has not been released — from behind as he was dancing, and the gun discharged.

    However, McNair said she also was told her daughter “was being a little flirty” with the officer and the gun fired as they were in a face-to-face hug.

    The weapon, a department-issued, 40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol, was in a holster worn inside the officer’s waistband and was covered by his shirt, Goldpaugh said.

    As jdun1911 said to me “Lots of WTF”.

    This story is a week old, but I managed to miss it when it broke last week.

    [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!