Off-duty officer accidentally fires shot at Southridge Mall

CREATED Nov. 3, 2011

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  • A Milwaukee Police officer's gun discharged while the officer was looking for money in a pocket. Video by wtmj.com

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GREENDALE - Greendale Police say an off-duty Milwaukee Police officer accidentally fired his gun while the officer was shopping at Southridge Mall. 

Greendale Police Chief Robert Malasuk told us that the Milwaukee Police officer was in front of the pretzel shop at Southridge at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday when the officer reached in a pocket to get money for a purchase.

The chief said that's when the gun accidentally went off. 

No one was hurt, and the chief explained the bullet disintegrated when it hit the marble floor, so nothing was damaged. 

Malasuk said the off-duty officer's gun never fell to the floor. 

According to the Greendale chief, the officer was turned over to MPD to review proper safety protocol.