City officer accidentally shoots self in the leg

May 11, 2004

A Baltimore police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg yesterday while unloading his service weapon, police said.

Detective Mark E. Classing was in the department's evidence control unit at headquarters about 10:30 a.m., clearing his .40-caliber Glock handgun of live rounds when it discharged, grazing him below the left knee.

He was taken to Mercy Medical Center. The shooting was under investigation.

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