Police: Michigan GOP Official Fatally Shot Herself While Adjusting Bra Holster

Two Glock 26 hand guns lay on a bed of empty shell casings while on display at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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A low-level Republican official in Michigan was adjusting a gun in her bra holster last month when she accidentally shot herself to death, local newspapers reported.

Christina Bond, 55, shot herself in the eye in St. Joseph, Mich., on New Year’s Day, the Kalamazoo Gazette newspaper reported in January. Although investigators at the time said the death was accidental, it wasn’t until Wednesday that the St. Joseph Public Safety Department explained to the Gazette how the event unfolded.

Bond “was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to,” St. Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp told the newspaper. “She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon.”

Bond, a church administrator and a Navy veteran, had recently been elected a precinct delegate for St. Joseph Charter Township, according to the Herald-Palladium newspaper.

The St. Joseph Public Safety Department was still waiting for the full autopsy report, the Gazette said.

h/t Raw Story

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