Off-Duty Otsego Deputy Accidentally Discharges Gun; 2 Injured
On September 12, 2020, at 6:56 p.m., the village of Camden Police responded to the Grape and Grog Restaurant on Taberg Street in Camden for an accidental weapon discharge.
The preliminary investigation revealed that an off-duty Otsego County Deputy accidentally discharged one round from a handgun while seated at a table. The round exited through the bottom of his pocket, through his pants, and ricocheted off the floor. A 10-year-old girl was treated by EMS at the scene for a laceration to her right thigh and elbow. A 38-year-old woman was also treated at the scene for a minor injury to her right foot. Both injuries were minor.
All evidence indicates an accidental discharge. The Camden Police Department has requested State Police to investigate the incident. The investigation is continuing.