Officer wounds self in Woodbury gun accident

Posted: February 06, 2013

A detective with the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office was wounded this afternoon in a parking area outside the Gloucester County Justice Complex on Hunter Street in Woodbury when the officer's service weapon accidentally discharged, according to the prosecutor's office.

The wound was not life-threatening and no other person was injured.

The detective, who is not being named because of the nature the officer's assignment, was taken to Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton is at present at the hospital. The incident is under investigation by the prosecutor's office and, as is required in officer-involved shootings, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office has been notified.

The shooting was reported around 1:30 p.m. near the building at 70 Hunter Street in Woodbury.

   - Kathy Boccella

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