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Off-duty Columbus police officer hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself

Police said the officer is in stable condition and appears to be OK.
Credit: WBNS-TV

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Columbus police officer was hospitalized Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself.

Columbus police Lt. Larry Yates said the off-duty officer was in a parking lot on Emporium Square, near State Route 161 and Cleveland Avenue, when the officer accidentally shot himself with his own gun.

Yates said the officer is in stable condition and appears to be OK.