Cop accidentally shoots woman through floor

Eyewitness News on the scene along Clarendon Road where a police officer accidentally fired his weapon and shot a woman on Thursday morning.

March 29, 2012 3:06:11 PM PDT
An NYPD officer accidentally shot a woman while searching a Brooklyn apartment Thursday morning.

Police say the officer was in the third floor apartment on Clarendon Road when he accidentally fired his weapon just before 8 a.m.

The shot went through the floor and struck a 25-year-old woman in an apartment below.

The woman is a Japanese tourist.

She was rushed to Kings County Hospital in stable condition. The victim was treated and released for a graze wound to her arm.

The officer, assigned to Brooklyn South Narcotics, was not injured.

He was part of a group searching the apartment during a routine drug raid. Two people were taken into custody, and officers reportedly found narcotics, possibly crack cocaine.

Police carried the woman's luggage out of the apartment and gave her a full escort to the airport and her trip home to try and make up for the scare.

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