Maryland police trainee shot in firearm accident
- Associated Press
- February 12, 2013 - 10:18 PM
BALTIMORE - A Maryland police trainee is in critical condition after being shot in the head in a training accident.
Authorities said at a news conference late Tuesday that the trainee, who is in his 40s, underwent surgery at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
City police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goog-lee-EL-mee) said the trainee was in critical condition.
Guglielmi said the accident happened about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at a firearms training center on the grounds of the former Rosewood Center in Owings Mills, a suburb of Baltimore. City police were administering the training.
Officials say police academy training has been suspended pending a safety review.
The man was a trainee for the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus police.
Maryland State Police are leading the investigation into the incident.
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