Lesson on firearms safety takes wrong turn when police spokesman discharges weapon

A Shreveport police officer who is one of two spokesman for the department is under administrative investigation afte...

Posted: Jun 24, 2018 7:41 AM
Updated: Jun 24, 2018 7:41 AM

A Shreveport police officer who is one of two spokesman for the department is under administrative investigation after accidently discharging his department-issued gun while demonstrating gun safety to two summer interns.

Cpl. Marcus Hines remains on duty while the investigation is underway, authorities said. An SPD crime scene officer took photos and collected bullet fragments from Hines' office at the Shreveport Police Department Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened before noon Wednesday. Hines said in his statement a round discharged from his duty weapon, a Glock 22, while he was trying to "make the weapon safe."

The two interns – ages 21 and 22 -- were not hurt. The bullet hit the floor behind Hines' desk and did minor damage to the carpet.

Hines immediately contacted a supervisor. He was taken to Willis-Knighton Work Care for routine drug and alcohol screening.

Meanwhile, the interns, who had completed observation of Special Response Team training prior to going to Hines' office, left the Police Station to go to lunch. They were called back and interviewed.

One of the interns said her ear felt "weird" but could not describe the feeling so she agreed to be taken to Willis-Knighton Work Care North for evaluation. The doctor said she didn't have permanent hearing damage but told her to return if she continues to have problems.

She and the male intern backed up Hines' statement about what happened. One told Chief Administrative Assistant Ben Raymond that Hines had removed his gun from his holster while he was talking to them. He took a round from the chamber and the magazine from the weapon and had the gun pointed in a safe direction when it fired.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 96677

Reported Deaths: 2911
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds7143160
DeSoto559460
Harrison388374
Jackson350570
Madison331089
Rankin330679
Lee273670
Forrest248973
Jones248779
Washington225977
Lafayette219139
Lauderdale2059125
Bolivar184566
Oktibbeha179952
Lamar171635
Lowndes158058
Neshoba1579104
Panola149930
Sunflower147146
Leflore141081
Warren140750
Pontotoc127816
Pike124051
Monroe123568
Copiah119133
Scott117627
Coahoma116329
Marshall110617
Lincoln110253
Holmes109859
Grenada109036
Yazoo106230
Simpson104646
Tate100437
Union99824
Leake96038
Adams94137
Wayne90421
Pearl River89253
Marion86535
Prentiss86217
Covington82722
Itawamba82621
Alcorn82011
George78013
Tallahatchie77321
Newton77224
Winston74219
Tishomingo69038
Chickasaw68424
Tippah67117
Attala66725
Walthall60126
Clarke60046
Clay59518
Hancock58722
Jasper57515
Noxubee55116
Smith53415
Calhoun52112
Tunica49715
Claiborne46516
Montgomery46420
Yalobusha43514
Lawrence43313
Perry42419
Greene38817
Humphreys37715
Quitman3775
Stone37412
Jefferson Davis34211
Webster33813
Amite33210
Carroll31912
Wilkinson30518
Kemper29015
Sharkey26613
Jefferson2439
Benton2273
Franklin1933
Choctaw1866
Issaquena1053
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 134231

Reported Deaths: 2357
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson19676351
Mobile13373292
Montgomery8834184
Tuscaloosa8621118
Madison788178
Shelby597849
Lee589760
Baldwin547750
Marshall394343
Calhoun351544
Etowah349045
Morgan329228
Houston290321
Elmore266748
DeKalb241621
St. Clair232235
Walker231684
Talladega216629
Limestone210120
Cullman189920
Dallas179026
Franklin177129
Autauga176425
Russell17603
Lauderdale171333
Colbert164626
Blount161115
Escambia160824
Chilton158530
Jackson157511
Covington140127
Dale138644
Coffee13486
Pike119810
Chambers116442
Tallapoosa116085
Clarke109116
Marion96429
Butler91239
Barbour8827
Winston74412
Marengo72020
Pickens66214
Bibb65410
Lowndes65327
Randolph64713
Hale63528
Geneva6254
Lawrence62023
Cherokee60813
Bullock60414
Monroe5898
Clay5858
Washington55713
Perry5416
Crenshaw53732
Conecuh53511
Wilcox53111
Henry5055
Macon48018
Fayette4578
Sumter43819
Cleburne3805
Lamar3672
Choctaw34712
Greene30315
Coosa1713
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Broken Clouds
80° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 83°
Columbus
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 82°
Oxford
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 75°
Starkville
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 79°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather