Yesterday someone forwarded me a story of a woman hugged a cop from behind and somehow set off his gun, killing her. I’m with UncleÂ that something is awfully fishy about this incident. I’d be curious to know what gun and holster it was, but I can’t imagine any police issue gear is going to spontaneously discharge like that.
UPDATE: From the comments:
Latest info says it was a soft holster that did not cover the trigger. Police Issue M&P 40 in what probably was made for a smaller CCW gun. Trigger was exposed, the woman was “dirty dancing” behind the guy and it went off when she tugged at his waist and grabbed said trigger by accident. She was low to the ground, and the bullet entered lung and now she’s dead.
So basically, a fatal decision on equipment on the part of the officer. Triggers need to be covered!