Officer helping with Iowa arrest accidentally shoots himself
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a detective helping with an arrest in Newton accidentally shot himself.
The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force said in a news release that officers approached 25-year-old Chad Coady in a restaurant parking lot about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The release says Coady drove toward the officers’ vehicles, causing two crashes.
According to the release, the handgun of one of the officers then went off as he was putting it back into its holster. The bullet struck the officer’s lower right leg. The officer was later reported in good condition at a Des Moines-area hospital. The officer’s name hasn’t been released.
Officers arrested Coady on a warrant alleging parole violation. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could be contacted to comment for Coady.