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    Detroit Woman Killed When Hug Triggers Officer's Gun , Police Say.





    DETROIT – A woman celebrating the weekend before her 25th birthday was fatally shot Sunday when she hugged an off-duty police officer while dancing at a party, causing the officer's service weapon to fire, according to police and her mother.
    Adaisha Miller would have turned 25 on Monday, according to her mother, Yolanda McNair.
    The shooting happened at an outdoor social gathering about 12:30 a.m., said police Sgt. Eren Stephens. It happened on the city's west side.
    According to Stephens, the woman "embraced the officer from behind, causing the holstered weapon to accidently discharge." The bullet punctured Miller's lung and hit her heart, and she died at a hospital.
    Stephens said the Detroit officer will remain on administrative duties while authorities investigate the shooting and report their findings to the Wayne County prosecutor. The officer's name was not released.
    "For this to happen to her, whether they want to call it freak accident or mistake in judgment, it should have never happened to my child, and there's nothing I can do to get her back," McNair told WDIV-TV.
    McNair said her daughter was out to mark her upcoming birthday.


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    I'll bet what caused it is someone or something pulled the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    I'll bet what caused it is someone or something pulled the trigger.
    Possible. He reportly was carrying it in an inside the pants soft holster.
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    I was being somewhat sarcastic, but it isn't just possible but required. Detroit carries the M&P.

    It doesn't go bang (it cannot) until the trigger is pulled, as it is a striker fired pistol.
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    Are they sure it was a hug and not assault? That had to be quite the interaction between the two to cause the gun to fire?!

    Do all LEO's (off duty, presumably) carry at a party like that?
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    Saw a little on this yesterday. Definitely something not adding up in the account.

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    I've had my kids climb all over me and wrestle me to the ground carrying my M&P in a soft inside the waist band. No boom. Plus how did it hit her in the lung? Was she like 3 feet tall??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    I was being somewhat sarcastic,
    I was totally serious.
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    I was thinking maybe a "holster shirt" or something similar. Something that isn't protecting the trigger guard
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I was thinking maybe a "holster shirt" or something similar. Something that isn't protecting the trigger guard
    I thought the same thing. Maybe an under arm/shoulder holster.
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