A Kentucky police officer has filed a lawsuit against a gun store after he accidentally shot his finger off with a loaded handgun given to him by the store clerk.
Officer Darrell Smith asked a clerk at Barren Outdoors to see a .380 caliber handgun in March, according to WKBO-TV. Smith examined the gun and cocked it, not realizing it was loaded. He then accidentally shot part of his index finger off.
Smith sued Barren Outdoors for negligence on Friday. The lawsuit claims that the clerk failed to conduct the appropriate safety check, according to WKBO-TV.
Alan Simpson, Smith’s attorney, told WKBO-TV that the incident cost Smith his job since he lost part of his finger.
“He’s permanently disfigured. He went through a lot of pain and suffering. He’s gone through several surgeries. He’s got a lot of medical bills that have to be paid. It ended his career and he’s going to have a lot of lost income,” Simpson said.
Watch the video of the incident below. Be warned, the video is graphic.
H/t Raw Story