FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer has been charged after his personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament in which his son was a competitor.
WHMI-FM reports that 40-year-old Mark Boudreau is charged with misdemeanor careless discharge of a firearm.
The shot was fired May 5 at Fowlerville High School, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.
Boudreau, of the Flint Police Department, will be arraigned June 7.
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Defense attorney Frank Manley on Wednesday called the shooting “unfortunate,” and Boudreau “an outstanding veteran command officer.”
The Flint Journal reports that Flint police said in a statement the department “cannot comment on any potential criminal allegations until” it receives “all of the facts at the conclusion of the proceedings.”