Sheriff’s Dept. investigating after deputy accidentally fires gun near Desert Hot Springs

An investigation is underway after the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says was an incident in which a deputy accidentally discharged his service weapon during a domestic disturbance call.

No one was struck or hurt in the incident, which happened on Sagebrush Trail in an unincorporated area near Desert Hot Spring on Tuesday at 12:48 am, according to KESQ.  
While approaching the home, the deputy says they inadvertently discharged their service weapon and a round hit an interior wall of the home.

A supervisor was notified and an investigation is underway to decide if the deputy violated department policies and procedures.


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