Sad, 25 y.o. woman killed in freak shooting accident

Sad, 25 y.o. woman killed in freak shooting accident

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    Sad, 25 y.o. woman killed in freak shooting accident

    Police: Hug Triggers Officer's Gun, Kills Woman - ABC News

    Basic story: She was at a social gathering for her birthday. She hugged a party goer from behind.

    He was an off duty officer, and somehow her hug caused his gun to fire. (I'll assume it was concealed.) She died.

    Very sad.

    Warning to all about keeping the trigger well covered and protected at all times.

    I wonder what he was carrying and in what type of holster. It almost sounds like it had to be a shoulder holster with the gun pointing backward on the horizontal.
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    "[I wonder what he was carrying and in what type of holster. It almost sounds like it had to be a shoulder holster with the gun pointing backward on the horizontal]"

    Agree, Still sounds fishy JMO
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    That's horrible. It will be interesting to keep up on this one and find out details. There's no doubt that there was something wrong with the setup. Question is, what?
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    Completely tragic. I, too, wonder what he was carrying and how it was holstered.

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    "The bullet punctured Miller's lung and hit her heart, and she died at a hospital."

    Sounds like it had to have been a shoulder holster, don't know of any belt holster that points the muzzle upwards. Now the question is, what was the firearm and the holster?

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    We'll never understand what really happened here. Guess we just take from it that we need to be continually aware of positional situations regarding our CCW. I went with my wife to her 40th high school reunion. I had TWO people tap me on the leg high enough (while I was in a seated position) to actually touch the in- pocket holster (leather, with trigger guard) in my front right pocket. No..they weren't being fresh, or weird. Just totally took me off guard, having never experiencing that before...and then twice in the same evening. This is just a very tragic situation for the girl, and the LEO. I had these two holstered guns on me. My usual carry combo.
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    What are the odds? Very tragic.
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    that was one heck of a birthday present; Booger hook on the trigger. Too busy trying to get the jump on someone

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    A firearm in a good holster does not just go off, we need the 'rest' of the story.
    Sad that a young innocent woman had to lose her life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    A firearm in a good holster does not just go off, we need the 'rest' of the story.
    Sad that a young innocent woman had to lose her life.
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    I agree, but I'll speculate. I still think shoulder holster. I will speculate that the gun somehow slid an inch or so forward so that
    as she hugged him she pushed it back into place. The next question is what caused the trigger to be pressed. Maybe just
    her grip around the holster coupled with the push toward the rear. I can see it might happen with an SAO carried sans safety engaged or an SAO with a grip safety which became depressed as she hugged him from the rear.

    Other than that, any DAO should have been safe.
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    Add me to the list of wondering what type of holster and weapon.
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    There's not enough information present in the article to even begin speculating.
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    Detroit Freepress article says the S&W was holstered iwb covered with a shirt. She was shot in the chest.

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    I don’t know what kind of gun it was or the holster, but I am fairly certain it wasn’t a 1911

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