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San Diego Sheriff’s deputy shot in the leg by federal agent on task force

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Lemon Grove Substation.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Lemon Grove Substation.

When a San Diego County joint task force returned to the Lemon Grove Substation after serving a search warrant, things took a turn for the worse.

The San Diego Sheriff’s office says one of their deputies was shot in the leg by a federal agent around 5:30pm on Monday.

According to the Lemon Grove Patch, the task force was unloading evidence that was seized during the warrant service, when the accidental shooting happened.

“While unloading and attempting to render safe a seized .22 handgun, a federal agent… was manipulating the weapon and accidentally fired a round, which hit the sheriff’s deputy in the lower leg,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said.

The deputy had to be treated for the gunshot wound at a local hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials have not released the names of the deputy or the agent.


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