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Off-duty officer accidentally shoots himself in leg
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An officer suffered a serious leg injury Monday morning after he accidentally shot himself while off-duty, according to a Knoxville Police Department release.

The department said officer Bill McMaham was taking his personal, off-duty weapon out of his police cruiser when the gun went off shortly after 6 a.m. Monday. The .40-caliber round shot into his thigh.

A second off-duty officer gave McMaham first aid until crews could take him to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon.

Both officers said when the incident happened, they were getting ready to leave McMaham's home off Papermill Drive for their second jobs at a construction site.

Officials said they're still investigating what happened.


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