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Deputy’s Foot Injured When Gun Accidentally Fires

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Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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(STMW) – A Cook County Sheriff’s deputy injured his foot Thursday afternoon when his weapon accidentally discharged in a Southwest Side building.

The officer’s weapon “accidentally discharged” a few minutes after 3 p.m. in a county administration building at 3026 S. California Ave., sheriff’s office spokesman Ben Breit said.

The officer suffered a “minor injury” to his foot and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, Breit said.

The incident is under investigation, Breit said

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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