Deputy accidentally shoots himself

A Harris County Precinct 6 deputy accidentally shot himself in the leg.

March 14, 2011 3:46:37 PM PDT
An officer accidentally shot himself in a southwest Houston office building Monday afternoon. Houston Police Department investigators were called to the Houston Housing Authority offices in the 2600 block of Fountainview at Burgoyne around 12:30 p.m.

According to officials at the scene, a Precinct 6 Constable's Office deputy was in a remote area of the building when he accidentally discharged his weapon, hitting himself in the thigh.

The officer was conscious and alert and is expected to make a complete recovery, officials said.