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Indio Police officer fires gun accidentally

Indio Police confirm that an officer accidentally discharged his weapon while on a suspicious vehicle call Monday morning.

According to Dan Marshall, spokesperson with the Indio Police Department, the officer saw what he believed to be suspicious activity in a car parked on the 49-400 block of Violet Street.

The person in the car exited quickly, and the officer pulled his gun, and shot it into the ground.

Marshall says nobody was hit , and nothing else was struck by the bullet. The guy was not arrested, it turned out he was sleeping in the car.

Indio Police are conducting an internal investigation.

KESQ News Team

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