I thought of titling this post "How (not) to win friends and influence people", but that's already been taken. Nevertheless, I think it's safe to say that one fumble-fingered federal agent has probably not made a friend.
Authorities say a federal agent accidentally shot a deputy’s leg at the sheriff’s station in Lemon Grove while unloading a handgun that was seized by a joint task force Monday.
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The agent and other members of the unnamed task force recovered the .22 handgun while serving a search warrant in East County, Caldwell said.
The task force members returned to the sheriff’s station on Main Street to secure evidence about 5:30 p.m. While unloading the handgun, the agent accidentally discharged the gun, striking the deputy in the lower leg, Caldwell said.
The deputy was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
There's more at the link.
For the unnamed agent's benefit: joint task forces are formed to act upon shared information . . . not ammunition!