Off-duty officer’s gun goes off at wrestling event at Fowlerville HS

This is the second sports-event gun incident in Livingston County in less than two weeks


No one was hurt Saturday when an off-duty Flint police officer’s off-duty sidearm, which he is legally licensed to carry, accidentally discharged during a multi-school wrestling meet at Fowlerville High School.

According to reports, the incident happened at about 12:40 p.m. Saturday, May 5, while the officer was standing on the gym floor. The bullet hit the gym floor, and no injuries were reported except for one person who was treated for a twisted ankle.

The officer was legally licensed to carry the sidearm. The incident will be referred to the Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office once the police investigation is complete.

This is the second gun incident at a sports event in Livingston County in less than two weeks.

A soccer dad found a loaded Glock 23 .40-caliber gun in a portable bathroom at the Merrill Soccer Field in Hamburg Township just before 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, as a soccer match was underway.

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