Deputy Misty Michelle Flowers was showing her service weapon to friends at her home in Lincolnton, North Carolina this weekend when the gun accidently fired through the wall. Her 11-year-old daughter was hit on the other side.
WNCN reports that on Monday Deputy Michelle was been fired for the accident.
“I find gross negligence and the disregard for the safety of others was displayed in the incident Saturday night and therefore Officer Flowers was terminated today,” Sheriff David Carpenter said. “This is totally separate from the SBI investigation into the incident that occurred at her residence.”
Luckily, after being treated for her injuries, the Deputy’s daughter was announced to be in stable condition.
“During this entire situation, my focus has been on the well-being and condition of the child involved and am of the understanding the child is going to be ok after the surgery. This is a very tragic situation for all involved, the officer, her family, her career and everyone that has been touched by this,” Carpenter continued. “We continue to pray for the healing of the child and the entire family as the investigation continues over the next several days.”