Deputy accidentally fires gun at Carnahan Courthouse - KMOV.com

Deputy accidentally fires gun at Carnahan Courthouse

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(KMOV.com) – A St. Louis Sheriff’s Deputy accidentally fired off his weapon at a courts building in downtown St. Louis early Monday morning, authorities said.

The deputy was in a secure back room that is not open to the public when he tried to check the functionality of his weapon. Authorities said it then went off, sending a bullet into the next room. The deputy was the only person in the room he was in and the next room was empty.

Nobody was injured. The deputy has been suspended while authorities investigate. He will be checked for drugs and alcohol, authorities said.

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