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Sunday, August 9, 2009

[NE] Deputy's wife accidently shoots herself in the upper chest

The shooting of the wife of a Sarpy County deputy sheriff has been called an accident...

One of the (many) items I missed while I took July off:

Woman in Stable Condition After Accidental Shooting
Posted: July 27, 2009 12:42 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2009 12:28 PM
LA VISTA (KPTM) - The Sarpy County Sheriff's Department is investigating an accidental shooting in La Vista at a Sarpy County Sheriff's deputy's home Sunday night. Police say the wife of a Sarpy County sheriff's deputy was handling a handgun in the couple's home, when it accidentally went off, striking the woman in the chest. The incident happened at about 8:45 Sunday night. The victim, a 24-year-old female, and her two children ages 2 and 7 were alone in the residence at the time of the incident. She was taken to the hospital, where she remains in stable condition. [LINK]

Shooting at home of Nebraska deputy ruled an accident
July 27, 2009 2:35 PM ET
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) - The shooting of the wife of a Sarpy County deputy sheriff has been called an accident... She was shot in the upper chest. She has undergone surgery, but the wound is not believed to be fatal... [Full article here]

Deputy's Wife Identified In Accidental Shooting
Last Updated: 11:51 AM Jul 29, 2009
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Department has identified the woman injured in an accidental shooting. It happened Sunday inside a deputy's home. Twenty-four-year-old [JV] was listed in stable condition Wednesday. She is the wife of a sheriff's deputy. According to investigators, McVay was holding a handgun when it accidentally discharged Sunday in the couple's home at 155th and Edna. Two young children were house at the time. They were not hurt. [LINK]
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1 comment:

  1. Sheriff: Deputy's Wife Accidentally Shoots Self In Home
    2 Children In Home When Gun Went Off
    POSTED: 11:15 pm CDT July 26, 2009
    UPDATED: 5:30 pm CDT July 27, 2009
    SARPY COUNTY, Neb. -- A woman shot in the home of a Sarpy County deputy Sunday night was handling a gun when it went off, said Sarpy County Sheriff Lt. Randy Furby. The 24-year-old woman is the wife of the deputy who lives at the home, said Capt. Monte Daganaar. Her two children, ages 2 and 7, were in the house at the time, Furby said. The bullet hit the woman in the chest. She has since gone into surgery and is in stable condition, Furby said. She was handling a semi-automatic weapon that was owned by the family and not a service weapon, Daganaar said. The weapon was an "off-duty gun," he said. Multiple law enforcement agencies and the Douglas County Crime Lab all arrived at the home near 155th and Edna streets just after 8:45 p.m. Sheriff Jeff Davis said other people witnessed the shooting. It is not clear why the woman was handling a gun.


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