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Officer examining gun shoots himself in leg

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  1. AZTOY

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    Feb. 20, 2003, 8:59AM

    Officer examining gun shoots himself in leg

    By S.K. BARDWELL
    Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle

    A Dallas police officer visiting a relative in northwest Houston accidentally shot himself in the leg while looking at the relative's handgun, authorities said.

    The incident occurred about 10 p.m. in the 1800 block of Dolly Wright, where Dallas patrol officer Demetrick Devoyd Pennie, 25, was sitting in a car with his relative.

    The witness told police Pennie was handling a Colt .45 caliber handgun when it discharged, striking him in the leg.

    Pennie was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. His wound is not life-threatening, officials said.

    Some pills in the car were tested and found to be the illegal drug Ecstasy , police said. No charges have been filed yet, however.

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/1787463
     
  2. hondo68

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    [​IMG]A Dallas police officer shot himself in the leg and now is in the middle of drug investigation.

    Police officer accidentally shoots himself in the leg overnight

    By James Irby
    ABC13 Eyewitness News
    (2/20/03) — A Dallas police officer found himself at the center of a drug investigation here in Houston Thursday morning.

    He caught the attention of local police when he shot himself just after 10 pm Wednesday night. The Dallas police officer is being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg at Ben Taub Hospital, where he's expected to be OK.

    The off-duty Dallas officer was visiting a relative in northwest Houston. Both men were apparently sitting in a car when things turned bad. Authorities say they were twirling a gun when it discharged, striking the officer's leg.

    Demetrick Pennie is a night patrolman for the Dallas police department.

    Crime scene investigators did find a substance in the car they are pills believed to be Ecstasy. Police say the relative has a history of arrests, including burglary, gun violations and assault.

    No arrests have been made in this particular case.
     
  3. Drizzt

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    (TX) Officer examining gun shoots himself in leg

    Officer examining gun shoots himself in leg

    By S.K. BARDWELL
    Houston Chronicle

    A Dallas police officer visiting a relative in northwest Houston accidentally shot himself in the leg while looking at the relative's handgun, authorities said.

    The incident occurred about 10 p.m. in the 1800 block of Dolly Wright, where Dallas patrol officer Demetrick Devoyd Pennie, 25, was sitting in a car with his relative.

    The witness told police Pennie was handling a Colt .45 caliber handgun when it discharged, striking him in the leg.

    Pennie was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. His wound is not life-threatening, officials said.

    Some pills in the car were tested and found to be the illegal drug Ecstasy, police said. No charges have been filed yet, however.

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/1787463

    :eek: OOPS!
     
  4. DadOfThree

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    At least he only shot himself. Nobody else had to get hurt or killed. That should be about the end of a short career. Shooting yourself in a car that also contained illegal drugs. :scrutiny:
     
  5. Croyance

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    Good thing he wasn't looking down the barrel to see if it was loaded.
     
  6. El Tejon

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    We'll wait and see what happened. Why do these things always happen in cars?

    That's why that "hand over yer hawglaig" law down there is so frightening. The way some po-po handle weapons I'm surprised it does not happen more.:(
     
  7. Coronach

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    Anyone think there's more to this story? I sure do. :scrutiny:

    Mike
     
  8. Smoke

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    EL T:

    what "hand over yer hawglaig" law?
     
  9. Greg L

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    At least they admited (or were found out) to screwing around with the pistol when it fired insteard of the usual "I don't know what happened, it just went off" :rolleyes:

    Still, something smells here.

    Greg
     
  10. El Tejon

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    Smoke, part of the carry reform law in Tejas includes a provision that you must declare yer, big, ol' hawglaig and if John Law wants, he can take it from you. Don't know how often this transpires but I would think based on the weapon handling skills (or lack of skill) that the average po-po has that it endangers far more police officers than the writers of this legislation thought it would.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    Let's see, the relative is dirty and has a gun? I wonder if there are any convictions on the fellow. Too bad the report didn't see whose car it was either. Officer Pennie could raise a defense that it was "cuz's" stuff and not his.
     
  12. Smoke

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    The only time I have to disclose to LEO that I have a CHL is if they ask for my ID. They can disarm me if they feel I'm a threat.

    I have been stopped a couple of times and haven't been disarmed yet.

    If I was a cop, I would want the law to state I have the right to disarm ANYONE if I think they are a threat.

    I have no problem with that particular law as it is written.
     
  13. Baba Louie

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    "Twirling a gun"???????

    Darwin lives.

    Beyond Belief!

    And the good citizens of TX depend on persons if this ilk to protect and serve?

    Thanks Cuz.

    "Twirling a gun"???????

    Ohmygawd.

    (duplicate thread in Legal and Political)

    Adios
     
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    I'm sure they weren't his drugs. :rolleyes:

    He needs to be indicted and fired from the dept.
    What a moron.
    It makes me sick to go into work each day with filth like this in my ranks. :barf:
     
  15. Don Gwinn

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    Aw, relax. That's probably just his "Drop X" for use when teenagers get too big for their britches.
     
  16. Roadkill Coyote

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    So we can just simplify things and refer to this incident as the agony and the ecstasy?:rolleyes:
     
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    ("...Pennie was handling a Colt .45 caliber handgun when it discharged..."

    As has been mentioned before, guns don't simply "go off". This guy, without checking to see if the Colt was loaded, pulled the trigger.
     
  18. Coronach

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    I merged the duplicate threads. I hope it didn't disrupt the continuity TOO much.

    Mike
     
  19. firestar

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    I love stories like this.:D

    Sounds like fate caught up with a crooked and stupid cop. I hope that is the end of that piece of trash. I can't believe people like this have power over us.:rolleyes:
     
  20. waterdog

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    Sounds like a dirty cop to me.

    waterdog
     
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    You all know the type. Morons. No intellegent man when sober ever had an AD.
     
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    The last time I was stopped by a police officer while I was carrying a Colt .45, he had the good sense to hand it back to me so I could unload it. I guess he felt safer with it in my hands.
     
  23. Coronach

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    Bad_Dad_brad...

    I think what everyone is objecting to are the facts that he was, allegedly, playing with the gun, and that there were, allegedly, controlled substances in the car. All of this adds up to a big fat :scrutiny: in my book.

    Mike
     
  24. Matt G

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    Anyone taking bets on whether it's too early to begin using the the modification "heretofore" to Mr. Pennie's "officer" status? ;)
     
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    Something stinks in this entire situation. I suspect that he will be charged with misconduct or something of the sort and eventually be shown the door. That's the very least I expect if the story is 100 percent true.

    If this is true then he knew the relative was a felon in possesion of a firearm and instead of arresting him, they decided to have fun with the weapon in the car, eventually shooting himself in the leg.:rolleyes:

    He's screwed.

    Good SHooting
    Red
     
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