Margate police officer accidentally shoots himself in station car park

MARGATE – A Margate police officer accidentally opened fire in the police station car park on Tuesday morning.

The officer, who did not want to be named, suffered minor injuries and was “in good condition,” Lieutenant Alan Banat said in an email. No one else was injured.

According to their policy, the department will conduct an internal affairs investigation to find out if the gun malfunctioned or if the officers made a mistake, Banatte said.

No further details were released Tuesday night.