Skip to comments.Anamosa police chief shoots self in foot after responding to man threatening another person with gun
Posted on 10/07/2017 4:27:40 PM PDT by iowamark
Anamosa, Iowa Anamosa Police Chief Bob Simonson was injured last month when his rifle accidentally discharged during a call for service.
According to Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver, Simonson and a Jones County deputy responded to a 911 call at 2376 County Road E28 on Sept. 23. The caller reported a man was threatening another person with a gun.
Graver said when authorities arrived on the scene, the suspect, 68-year-old Marvin Hunter, of Martell, was still on the scene. Hunter was taken into custody and now faces one count of first-degree burglary, a Class B felony.
While the deputy was interviewing two people at the scene, Simonson was with Hunter, Graver said. Graver said Simonson had his AR-15 rifle slung over his shoulder to his left side and the barrel was pointing toward the ground. The weapon discharged and struck Simonson in the foot, Graver said.
We believe it may have caught something on his belt, Graver said.
The bullet went through the side of Simonsons boot and hit his foot, Graver said. Simonson suffered a soft tissue injury, but did not break any bones. Graver said Simonson was treated at the hospital and released.
A Jones County Sheriffs Office investigator went to the scene to investigate the discharge. Graver said between Simonsons testimony and body camera footage taken from the deputy, it was determined the discharge was accidental.
Graver said Simonson has been off full duty while he recovers, but did recently attend a funeral for a former Anamosa police officer. Simonson will be on light duty until he is recovered, Graver said.
What a dumb ass.
Finger >off< the trigger while pulling weapon from holster; finger alongside the slide. Practice it chief for a while. It works.
I would quote the 10 rules for firearms safety, but this idiot
is apparently illiterate.
Adventures in gun safety ...
It was t accidental. It was negligent.
Relieve him of duty.
Hope he didn’t shoot off his mouth at the press conference.
An Andy and Barney moment.
The canoneers, have hairy ears,
They do not care for trifles.
They hang their balls, upon the walla,
And shoot at them with rifles.
An oldie but a goodie.
Maybe you don’t need a powerful weapon to capture a 68-year-old unarmed burglar?
you carry your ar-15 in a Holster? Inside or outside?
The gunman was disarmed and taken into custody; the deputy was interviewing two people at the scene.
Isn’t this when the safety on the AR-15 should be engaged before slinging it over the shoulder?!?
Short barreled carbine. Very very short. Didn’t read the article fully.
It’s possible that the safety switch snagged on some of his clothing or gear. I’ve seen that happen before. It doesn’t excuse laying his booger hook on the fun switch on the draw, but I have seen safeties get snicked off on webbing, belts, etc. I had a galil style safety on my Arsenal AK and it moved much easier than I liked
“Anamosa police chief shoots self in foot after responding to man threatening another person with gun”
Oddly enough, that is the proper, textbook police procedure for such calls in Anamosa, Iowa.
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“Police are the ONLY ones capable of handling firearms!”
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