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Baltimore officer accidentally shot in arm

Monday - 12/5/2011, 5:21pm  ET

ODENTON, Md. - An Anne Arundel County police spokesman says a Baltimore officer shot during a narcotics raid was inside an Odenton home where officers were questioning a woman after finding 27 pounds of marijuana.

Arundel County police spokesman Justin Mulcahy says the Baltimore officer was part of a regional task force. The spokesman says investigators believe a Baltimore County officer's weapon discharged accidentally and they are still investigating what happened. Mulcahy says 38-year-old Vernon Andre Jackson of Columbia was arrested at the scene shortly before the shooting Monday afternoon.

Baltimore County police say the officer has been placed on routine administrative leave following the shooting. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the bullet passed through the officer's arm and the injury is not considered life-threatening.


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