Authorities said the 24-year-old female officer was at the home of another officer just before 1 a.m. Thursday when a gun accidentally fired and struck her in the chest. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately clear.
During a 2:30 a.m. news conference, Chief John W. Hayden said two on-duty officers stopped by one of their homes and an off-duty officer came by and was accidentally shot in her chest.
The officer was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has not been released but police said she had been with the force for two years.
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