KWTX reports that a Marlin (TX) Police Officer is expected to recover after shooting himself in the leg at a large gathering at Martin Luther King Park in Marlin Sunday night.
The officer was attempting to pull his gun to arrest a suspect wanted for firing a gun in the park the previous night, when the officer grabbed the gun, it fired, striking his leg.
Multiple agencies, including the McLennan County Sheriff’s Department and Texas Game Wardens responded to Marlin after the shooting was reported.
The event was a large community gathering with hundreds of people, many of them children, according to witnesses.
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