BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) — A Boston Police Officer is under arrest, accused of shooting his wife and misleading a police investigation on Christmas Eve.
Police say it happened at the officer's home in Hyde Park. They were called to the home around 1:04 pm on Monday for a person shot. Once they arrived, they found a female victim who had a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
She was taken to a local hospital.
As they continued their investigation and, following the evidence, they determined that the victim’s husband, Korey Franklin, 32, of Hyde Park, an off-duty Boston Police Officer, was responsible for the discharge of his personal weapon and injuring his wife.
At his arraignment in West Roxbury District Court on Wednesday, Prosecutors say that Franklin got into an argument with his wife and locked himself in the bathroom with his personal weapon.
Fearing for his safety she got the door open with household items.
He then sat on the couch and the gun went off hitting the woman in the hip/abdomen area.
He called the police and said she had shot herself, but when they got to the home she said that Franklin was holding the gun when it went off accidentally.
"The victim was unable to say exactly what he was doing or how it happened that the gun was fired and she was hit in the hip," Prosecutors said.
The Suffolk District Attorney's Office tells WBZ NewsRadio that Franklin now faces assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other charges. he released on personal recognizances and was ordered to stay away from his wife.
“We take this incident, and all incidents that involve police officers, very seriously. This arrest clearly shows that the Boston Police Department has the ability to police ourselves and that we hold our officers to the same standards as the citizens we serve and protect," said Boston Police Commissioner William Gross in a statement.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports