- An off-duty deputy’s un-holstered firearm discharged in a bowling alley
- When deputy Craig Scannella reached into his pocket the firearm discharged
- The bullet hit the floor and broke into several pieces with one of those pieces hitting a 10-year-old child in the back causing a two-inch wound
- He is on leave pending the results of a sheriff’s investigation
Off-duty Iredell sheriff’s deputy Craig Scannella was at a bowling alley in North Carolina when his handgun accidentally went off, and struck a 10-year-old.
Scannella was off duty at George Pappas Victory Lanes. He had a handgun in his right-front pocket with no holster, according to the Moorseville Tribune.
When he went to place his hand in his pocket, the firearm dischaged.
Off duty deputy Craig Scannella was at George Pappas Victory Lanes (pictured) with his gun un-holstered in his pocket. When he went into his pocket his firearm discharged
The scene from outside the George Pappas Victory Lanes after a 10-year-old was struck by a bullet fragment after an off duty deputy’s firearm discharged
The bullet struck the ground and broke into several pieces, with one of them striking the child in the back, leaving a two-inch wound, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The Iredell County District Attorney Sarah Kirkman reviewed the case and determined no criminal charges would be pursued.
However, the sheriff’s office is conducting its own, separate investigation.
Deputy Scannella was put on leave pending the results of that investigation.