Sam's post about this makes it look you wouldn't have to stay in a Holiday Inn Express to be able to take one out.
Deputy Trudy Wiegel: Everybody loves a cripple.
Sources identified the Bridgeport police officer shot early this morning as Juan Santiago, and said the officer shot himself in the leg with a target pistol he didn’t realize was loaded.
Another officer had borrowed the .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and was returning it when the shooting happened, the gun’s owner said.
“It was on the table and he picked it up and cocked it,” said the gun owner, who asked not to be identified.
“It wasn’t loaded but there was a magazine in it and when he cocked it a bullet moved into the chamber.”
“I’m sure he’s a bit embarrassed by what happened,” the employee said.