February 20, 2014 8:04 am -

At Shooters Waterfront cafe in Ft. Lauderdale a gun accidentally discharged injuring 9.  It belonged to off-duty Miama-Dade corrections officer Marcus Leon Thompson.

He told police his Glock 19 9mm firearm went off as he was reaching for money and a valet ticket in his right pants pocket, where he also had his unholstered gun.

Police saw a tear in Thompson’s right pant leg and an indentation in the table base where the bullet apparently hit.

Most people at the restaurant — including those hit — were unaware a gun had gone off, according to police reports…

The police reports list nine people who either felt a burning sensation or received small cuts from bullet fragments after Thompson’s gun went off, including two staffers. A 79-year-old woman visiting from New Jersey was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with a small fragment in her buttocks.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.