Special Agent Accidentally Shoots Himself at Police Academy Gun Range
Transported to Jersey Shore for treatment of a gunshot wound to the foot.
Update, 3:10 p.m.: Bill Quinn, a spokesman for the New Jersey Treasury Department identified the Special Agent Trainee as Steven Raimondo who had worked as a civil investigator with the Division of Taxation for 12 years. Quinn said Raimondo began training for his new position four months ago.
Quinn said Raimondo is expected to recover from his injuries and be able to return to work.
Update, 1:45 p.m.: An initial report by the Howell Police Department indicated the individual shot was a recruit. Subsequent information from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office stated the man was a special agent.
A special agent of the New Jersey Department of Treasury is being treated at a local hospital after accidentally shooting himself during training at the Monmouth County Police Academy Firearms Training Facility.
Capt. Andy Kudrick of the Howell Police Department said the 41-year-old man was taking part in firearms familiarization training when his firearm discharged. A press release from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office said the gun was a 9mm handgun.
According to the press release there were two shooters and two instructors on the range at the time of the incident. An EMT was also on the scene and responded to the incident.
The man was then taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he was treated for what is believed to be a non life threatening a gunshot wound to the left foot.
The incident is being investigated by the Howell Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.