Special Agent Accidentally Shoots Himself at Police Academy Gun Range

Transported to Jersey Shore for treatment of a gunshot wound to the foot.

Update, 3:10 p.m.: Bill Quinn, a spokesman for the New Jersey Treasury Department identified the Special Agent Trainee as Steven Raimondo who had worked as a civil investigator with the Division of Taxation for 12 years. Quinn said Raimondo began training for his new position four months ago.

Quinn said Raimondo is expected to recover from his injuries and be able to return to work.  

Update, 1:45 p.m.: An initial report by the Howell Police Department indicated the individual shot was a recruit. Subsequent information from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office stated the man was a special agent. 

A special agent of the New Jersey Department of Treasury is being treated at a local hospital after accidentally shooting himself during training at the Monmouth County Police Academy Firearms Training Facility.

Capt. Andy Kudrick of the Howell Police Department said the 41-year-old man was taking part in firearms familiarization training when his firearm discharged. A press release from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office said the gun was a 9mm handgun.

According to the press release there were two shooters and two instructors on the range at the time of the incident. An EMT was also on the scene and responded to the incident. 

The man was then taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he was treated for what is believed to be a non life threatening a gunshot wound to the left foot.

The incident is being investigated by the Howell Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

Lee January 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Proper protocol is to point a gun DOWN RANGE, especially when reloading. Proper protocol is never point a gun at ANYTHING you do not want to shoot. So unless he intended to shoot his foot, he was not following any safety protocol I know of. He didn't point the gun down, he pointed the gun at his foot. Send this maroon to an NRA Basic Pistol class.
donald westinghouse January 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Exactly. I totally agree. Taking guns away from us as if we are children and the federal mafia government is our mommy and daddy isn't going to solve anything. I know some people that are against gun ownership are sheltered and have never been in a life threatening situation, so they form an opinion of guns based off of how movies portray them as being scary, and they form their opinions based off of illogical feel-good knee-jerk emotionalism, provoked of course by Obama and the media using shootings and children to tug at the emotional heartstrings of people that lack critical thinking.
ray January 27, 2013 at 08:06 PM
get your own opinion
AJM January 30, 2013 at 03:23 PM
T JAY...the word is MAROON...maybe you are the moron for not paying more attention in school...LOL
Michael J Norris Jr December 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Marcia What guns have you witnessed first hand malfunction. It is much much more the case that the operator malfunctioned then the gun. I have shot for many years and have not witnessed one gun malfunction and go off jam misfeed faliure to fire yes but never a gun go off on its own. On the other hand I have witnessed a few guns go off do to an operator malfunction. Even if it is the case he should have not had the gun pointed at his feet down and foward is the correct position to reload


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