Officer accidentally shoots himself at police academy

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Phoenix Police Academy By Jennifer Thomas Phoenix Police Academy By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- An officer accidentally shot himself in the ankle at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy Monday morning.

Phoenix police Detective James Holmes said an officer unintentionally discharged his firearm while the weapon was holstered during training, grazing his ankle.

The officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

The officer has not been identified, but Holmes said he was not a recruit.

Holmes said the incident is being investigated to determine the cause and to prevent future episodes.