Two California police officers were injured on Saturday after aiming and firing at a suspect but instead hitting themselves, officials said. The officers with the Elk Grove Police Department responded to a call regarding a suspicious person. It was reported that he was trying to break into a trailer and may have had a firearm, according to a news release from the department.
One of the police officers arrived and asked that a male and female standing near the trailer sit down, to which they both complied. When the second officer arrived, “the male stood up and ran.” When the two officers caught the suspect, they “were on each side of the [him], facing each other.”
When the suspect “moved toward the second officer with his hands near his midsection area,” both officers fired at the suspect hitting him,” the news release stated. The officers apparently were also hit by each other’s gunfire. One of the officers was hit in the lower leg and another suffered a deep grazing wound on his lower leg.