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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Officer fires by mistake during raid; no one hurt

By Ralph Ranalli
Boston Globe, United States

A Boston police officer accidentally fired his service pistol during a drug raid in Jamaica Plain Saturday night, a spokesman said last night.

Four adults and a 1-year-old child were inside the Centre Street apartment when the gun discharged about 7 p.m., but no one was injured, police spokesman Michael McCarthy said.

A resident of the apartment below where the raid took place said last night that the bullet went through the ceiling of her daughter's bedroom and hit the girl's bed, which was empty at the time.

''My kids are traumatized," Lakisha Roberson told WCVB-TV last night. ''My kids don't want to sleep in their room. They're scared."

Acting on a search warrant, officers found seven large bags of marijuana, digital scales, ledgers, and other drug-selling paraphernalia in the apartment, McCarthy said.

They arrested one of the occupants, 20-year-old Candido Morales, on drug charges, he said.


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