Phoenix firefighter injured after accidental gun discharge at fire station

June 24, 2024
Arizona Firefighter

Firefighter injured in accidental gun discharge

A Phoenix firefighter accidentally discharged his firearm while at Fire Station 25 on June 22, resulting in minor injuries, according to police.

The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. near Indian School Road and 63rd Avenue.

The firefighter received treatment for his injuries and was released shortly after.

The fire department stated: “A result of inadvertently discharging his firearm.”

The firefighter is currently on administrative leave.

Investigation details and ongoing inquiry

The Phoenix Police Department responded to the incident, initiating an investigation.

“Officers and detectives responded to investigate this incident. At this time, this investigation has led detectives to believe that this was an accidental injury. This investigation is ongoing,” the Phoenix Police Department said.

Details regarding why the firefighter had a gun, whether he was on or off duty, and if possessing the firearm at the station violated department policy have not been disclosed.

The fire department referred these questions to the police department, which has not provided further information.

Questions and responses from authorities

FOX 10 reported that it sought answers from both the fire department and the Phoenix Police Department regarding the circumstances of the incident.

The fire department directed inquiries to the police department, which has yet to respond to these questions.

The firefighter’s current administrative leave status indicates the department’s procedural response to the incident while the investigation continues.

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