HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA – Prosecutors in Pennsylvania said a police officer who shot his wife in the buttocks was showing his gun to family and friends when it discharged.
Dauphin County District Attorney Edward M. Marsico Jr. said Harrisburg police officer William Owens was showing off his gun at his home around 6 p.m. Saturday when the firearm accidentally discharged several times, striking Lakita Owens once in the buttocks, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, reported Thursday.
Marsico said investigators are working to determine whether alcohol played a role in the incident, and charges could be filed if the shooting is determined to have been reckless.
Owens, who was suspended without pay, declined to comment on the investigation. He said his wife is recovering from her injury.