Not likely the gun fired itself while holstered as the other officer was hit in the chest . . . must have jumped out of the holster somehow . . . dang those guns that go off by themselves--they give a bad name to all the others, you know, the well behaved ones that don't fire until the trigger is pulled.
Imagine this - The officer who had the "self-firing" gun was demonstrating a hand stand and somehow the gun went off. Looking at various LEO duty rigs, this is the only way I can see the other officer getting shot in the chest.
Thank goodness the bulletproof vest stood between stupidity and life and death. There obviously is more to this story than is being reported. Unless I'm missing something, holstered guns, whether loaded or unloaded, don't just simply fire on their own. Period.
Everyone knows what happen and I think there's a serious lesson to be learned here, for LEO and citizen alike. NEVER put your finger in the trigger guard unless you want to pull the trigger. If he wasn't wearing a vest, he might be dead and no one would be laughing.:sad: