Fla. Police Officer Accidentally Shot During Training Exercise

April 11, 2024
A Pinecrest police officer was airlifted to the hospital after she was shot in the arm by a fellow officer during a training exercise at Homestead Training Center.

By Devoun Cetoute and Charles Rabin

Source Miami Herald

A Pinecrest police officer was rushed to the hospital after being shot during a training exercise in Homestead Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Around 2:40 p.m., a Pinecrest police officer was taken to Homestead Hospital and then airlifted to Jackson South Ryder Trauma Center after being shot during a training exercise, said Michelle Hammontree, a spokesperson for the department.

The officer was shot in her arm by another Pinecrest cop during a training exercise at Homestead Training Center, Steadman Stahl, president of the South Florida Police Benevolent Association, told the Miami Herald Wednesday.

She will be OK, he said.

“It was a training exercise, and it appears an officer accidentally shot another officer,” Stahl added.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

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