Officer arrested for shooting self in bagel shop - WNEM TV 5

Officer arrested for shooting self in bagel shop

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A veteran officer in Bridgeport was arrested Tuesday after police said he accidentally shot himself in a bagel shop.

Juan Santiago, 56, was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm for the incident at Bagel King on Dec. 17, troopers said.

They said he was eating breakfast with three other officers when he mishandled his gun and it fired. A bullet struck him in the leg.

No one else was hurt, investigators said.

Santiago was notified of an arrest warrant and surrendered to state police Troop G in Bridgeport.

He was released on a promise to appear in court. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 18, according to state police.

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