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    Can't wait to hear how this one plays out.

    Off-duty Detroit cop, carrying a department-issue .40 cal S&W (model, anyone?) in some sort of belt holster, dancing with his wife at a party. Another woman comes up behind him, hugs him. Weapon fires, hitting the second woman in the chest. She dies.

    Cannot figure out how this could happen. Not with a belt holster. It's being called accidental at the moment, but I'm having a hard time buying that. Negligent, sure. But not "accidental." For a weapon carried barrel-down (and I've not seen a barrel-up belt holster), it's just not going to fire backwards and up while in the holster. She had to have put hands on it.

    Police: Hug Triggers Officer's Gun, Kills Woman - ABC News

    Woman hugs off-duty Detroit police officer — and dies after his gun goes off | City of Detroit | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmhbob View Post
    Can't wait to hear how this one plays out.

    Off-duty Detroit cop, carrying a department-issue .40 cal S&W (model, anyone?) in some sort of belt holster, dancing with his wife at a party. Another woman comes up behind him, hugs him. Weapon fires, hitting the second woman in the chest. She dies.

    Cannot figure out how this could happen. Not with a belt holster. It's being called accidental at the moment, but I'm having a hard time buying that. Negligent, sure. But not "accidental." For a weapon carried barrel-down (and I've not seen a barrel-up belt holster), it's just not going to fire backwards and up while in the holster. She had to have put hands on it.

    Police: Hug Triggers Officer's Gun, Kills Woman - ABC News

    Woman hugs off-duty Detroit police officer — and dies after his gun goes off | City of Detroit | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    He was probably wearing a shoulder rig.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmhbob View Post
    Can't wait to hear how this one plays out.

    Off-duty Detroit cop, carrying a department-issue .40 cal S&W (model, anyone?) in some sort of belt holster, dancing with his wife at a party. Another woman comes up behind him, hugs him. Weapon fires, hitting the second woman in the chest. She dies.

    Cannot figure out how this could happen. Not with a belt holster. It's being called accidental at the moment, but I'm having a hard time buying that. Negligent, sure. But not "accidental." For a weapon carried barrel-down (and I've not seen a barrel-up belt holster), it's just not going to fire backwards and up while in the holster. She had to have put hands on it.

    Police: Hug Triggers Officer's Gun, Kills Woman - ABC News

    Woman hugs off-duty Detroit police officer — and dies after his gun goes off | City of Detroit | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
    I think they got the holster wrong, and it was a horizontal shoulder rig.

    Otherwise maybe a ricochet? Far fetched...shoulder rig is my guess.
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    something is fishy about that story leaves alot of questions unanswered
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    Maybe it was exotic dancing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan45 View Post
    Maybe it was exotic dancing
    Exotic Dancing could be the cause as it's been know to cause premature misfires before

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    Aren't holsters supposed to "cover the trigger" when the gun,and holster are properly matched? Sounds like a serious F up on the owners part.

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    The woman that died was the one that hugged the Officer from behind and she was shot in the lung and then heart is what the links are saying now. So that would make since if it was a shoulder holster. Some SOB holsters carry the pistol horizontally but I don't se how that would have hit her where it did.

    I’ll say it sounds strange to me how it could happen. This is one to keep following.

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    The angles don't seem to add up from the story.

    Something is NOT right!

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    I dig your signature statement there Firefighterchen!
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