A Baltimore County police officer was working a second job as a security guard when he shot a 14-year-old boy at an apartment complex in Randallstown, Maryland, on Monday.
When police arrived at the apartment complex, they met with two armed off-duty officers, one of whom shot the teen.
The off-duty officers claimed they got a call from the apartment management company about people inside a vacant apartment that was being built, reports ABC 2 News (video below).
The off-duty officers said they saw someone walking on the balcony of the vacant apartment.
The Baltimore County Police Department claimed the off-duty officer said he "was pointing the weapon in the direction of the balcony" when "his weapon discharged accidentally," noted The Baltimore Sun.
The 14-year-old boy was hit in the shoulder by the gunshot, but his injury was not life threatening.
The off-duty officer has been placed on administrative duty while an investigation into the shooting continues.
Baltimore County Police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said the teen may be charged for being in the vacant building.