March 4, 2021

Alabama parole officer shoots himself by accident

An Alabama parole officer accidentally shot himself inside the Montgomery field office Tuesday.

The officer, whose name was not released, is in “good condition” at Baptist South hospital, according to a department press release.

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles officer accidentally discharged one round, the Montgomery Advertiser reported. No other people were injured or involved, the department said.

Capt. Saba Coleman confirmed officers and medics responded to a call about 7:15 a.m. in reference to a person injured by gunfire.

Coleman described the victim’s injury as non-life-threatening.