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Deputy accidentally shot at funeral for murdered Southport (IN) Police Lt. Aaron Allan

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a gunshot that grazed an officer near the end of a police funeral at Bankers Life Fieldhouse appears to have been accidentally discharged from another officer’s holstered weapon.

Sgt. Kendale Adams said Sunday a female Marion County sheriff’s deputy was hit in the leg and has been released from a hospital. Her name isn’t being released.

This undated photo released by the Southport Police Department shows Southport Police Lt. Aaron Allan who was slain July 27, 2017, allegedly by a motorist he was trying to help following a car crash on the south side of Indianapolis. An Indianapolis man has been charged with murder in Allan’s killing. (Southport Police Department via AP)

Adams says a preliminary investigation indicates the shot came from an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer’s gun that never left its holster and “may have been some type of equipment malfunction.” He says it’s being treated as an accident.

It occurred while hundreds of police officers attended Saturday’s funeral for Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan. He was fatally shot July 27 by a motorist he tried to help after a crash.

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