Ohio police cadet won't be charged in blue-on-blue

The cadet says he had done maintenance on his gun and wasn't aware it was still loaded


Associated Press

NAPOLEON, Ohio — Authorities say they won't charge a police cadet who accidentally shot and wounded another recruit at an Ohio firing range last month.

The Blade in Toledo reports Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender says an investigation shows the cadet fired his handgun unintentionally during a break.

It happened during training last month at a shooting range at the Northwest State Law Enforcement Academy in Napoleon, about 40 miles west of Toledo.

The cadet says he had done maintenance on his gun and wasn't aware it was still loaded. He says the gun went off as he was placing it on a table.

Authorities say 27-year-old Marcus Newell, of Montpelier, was shot in the back as he sat at the table. Newell was hospitalized, but has since been released.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press

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