NYPD cop accidentally shoots wife in groin

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    NYPD cop accidentally shoots wife in groin

    One of NY's finest get suspended:

    NEW ROCHELLE - A New York City police officer accidentally shot his wife in the groin last night, police said.

    There was no apparent argument, Capt. Joseph Schaller said this morning. The off-duty cop, Humberto Arboleda, 38, was "fooling around with his gun" in their apartment when it went off accidentally, Schaller said.

    The wife was shot in the groin area and middle finger of her left hand around 10:25 p.m. She was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center. Police said her injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

    Arboleda was charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault in New Rochelle. Schaller said the charge arises, despite the alleged accidental nature of the shooting, because "you are not supposed to be fooling around with the gun."

    Arboleda is suspended without pay from the NYPD, Detective Madelyne Galindo, an NYPD spokeswoman, said. Officers can be suspended without pay for up to 30 days, she said in an e-mail. She had no outer limit for Arboleda's overall suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jframe38 View Post
    Schaller said the charge arises, despite the alleged accidental nature of the shooting, because "you are not supposed to be fooling around with the gun."
    My gosh. I think we have a new, fifth rule of gun safety:

    5. NEVER fool around with a gun!

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    in all seriousness... he deserves the charges(obviously)

    you would think being LEO he would know better =/
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    Hummmm...am left wondering what that "fooling around" was? Regardless...I get tired of reading how someone got shot because of someone elses irresponsibility with a gun. There is no quick fix, but do believe rights should be lost for irresponsible behavior (rutroe...waiting for the "but those are God given rights").

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    You know, I think I could "fool around" with my G26 all day and never actually shoot anybody -- unless maybe I was impaired. Wonder if that played into it?
    Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.

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    NJ LEO Shot in Police Station

    Let me add something. My neighbor has 2 sons that are LEOs in south NJ. I asked him if either son ever had to shoot or been shot at.
    He said one of his sons was grazed in the head.
    Unbelievably a LEO was cleaning his gun and accidentally discharged the "forgotten" chambered round and the shot grazed his son's head. Another inch or two it would have been a different story.

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    As has been said here many times in the past "You can't fix stupid"!!
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    i have no words for how stupid i think this guy is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom Doc View Post
    ...unless maybe ... impaired. Wonder if that played into it?
    That's a possibility.

    Don't they automatically give NYPD cops a drug/alcohol test after a shooting? Is that only for OTJ shoots?

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    Any LEO who is that careless with a firearm needs to be charged with any charges that apply AND get fired.

    There is simply no excuse for that stupidity.

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    One of NY's finest ...
    I hope not.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    speechless
    "Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion..in private self defense." John Adams

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    Was he "fooling around" and happen to have a gun or was he fooling around with his gun.

    You can love your guns you just can't "love" your guns..

    Stupid to the power of 2
    "Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion..in private self defense." John Adams

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    I'm saddened that people with this level of intelligence are allowed to procreate.

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    I was just watching a show on police training for California sheriff department, I think it is an 18 week course. I see them shooting themselves and others at an alarming rate for someone that is said be trained.

    I know there is more to being a cop then gun handling but it would seem to me like it should be an important part of their training.

    Not to mention when they take your gun at a stop and have no idea how to unload it but insist that they do it for your and their safety.

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