Sarasota officer accidentally shoots himself

- Officers with the Sarasota and North Port Police Departments have launched an investigation after an off-duty Sarasota officer accidentally shot himself. 

Just before 6:30 p.m. Monday, North Port officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Morgan Family Community Center. When they arrived they found the 25-year-old officer with what appeared to an accidental self-inflicted shooting. 

The officer was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

“Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are working with the North Port Police  Department to investigate this shooting.  There will be an in-depth review of this incident to ensure all policies and procedures were followed,” the SPD said in a press release. 

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