Body cam footage shows officer accidentally shooting partner while searching for suspect

3 month ago

Indiana police department released footage of an officer accidentally shooting his partner in the left shoulder as they searched for a fugitive earlier this week.

Few days separated Lane Butler from her third anniversary with Lafayette Police Department before she was accidentally shot by her partner Aaron Wright. She is still in the hospital in serious but stable condition after the shooting.

Butler, Wright and another officer a home looking for a fugitive wanted on an outstanding warrant but they only found a large dog that attacked Wright from behind. The latter then accidentally fired at Butler who was walking in front of him. Butler collapsed to the ground and was later rushed to hospital in an ambulance.

Wright is not expected to face disciplinary charges.