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Quincy Scanner Tales: Shotgun fired by mistake at Police Department; stabbing at Club 58

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  June 8, 2012 12:35 PM

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Gun fired by mistake at Quincy Police Department

Quincy police officers will go through re-training after a gun discharged inside an officer’s motor vehicle by mistake.

According to police, Sergeant Brian Flaherty was inside a cruiser at the Police Department Parking Lot on Monday at 7:20 a.m. when he leaned back and accidentally hit the trigger of the shotgun attached to the ceiling, causing the weapon to discharge.

The bullet went through the window of the car, but did not hit anyone.

According to Captain John Dougan, officers are supposed to have the safety on and guns are not supposed to have a bullet in the chamber. Guns also are supposed to be checked at the beginning and end of each shift to ensure proper protocols are followed.

Now, all officers who have access to shotguns during the day will be retrained.

Flaherty will not face any disciplinary action for the event. The window repair can be done at the police station and won’t cost anything, police said.

Police look for suspects in stabbing

Police are searching for the suspects in an alleged assault that took place at Club 58 on Thursday evening.

According to police, the victim said he was in the club near the bathrooms when he was jumped by two men. He was then stabbed in the chest with a black-handled folding knife.

The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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