A former Glasgow, Scotland police officer is suing a gun shop after he accidently shot his index finger off with a loaded gun handed to him by a clerk.
Officer Darrell Smith walked into Barren Outdoors gun store in March and asked to see a .380 caliber handgun, WBKO-TV reported.
When the clerk handed him the weapon, Smith began to examine it. Upon examining the powerful handgun, he cocked it and the gun went off. Smith shot a portion of his left index finger off.
Since the incident, Smith lost his job as a police officer. His attorney, Alan Simpson, said the lawsuit is to make up for income Smith lost, among other things.
“He’s permanently disfigured. He went through a lot of pain and suffering,” Simpson said. “He’s gone through several surgeries. He’s got a lot of medical bills that have to be paid.
“It ended his career and he’s going to have a lot of lost income.”
Smith is suing for negligence, claiming that the Barren Outdoors clerk did not do a safety check on the gun. You can watch surveillance footage of the accidental shooting below.