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APD officer shoots herself while asleep

June 11, 2007

Dougherty County - An Albany Police Officer accidentally shot herself in her sleep. Her service pistol went off underneath her pillow.

Thirty-four-year old Sgt. Kinshishi Adams was shot in the left wrist about 8:45 Sunday night at her home on Holly Drive.

Dougherty County Police Investigators found Adams laying outside her mobile home after neighbors heard her calls for help. Investigators say Adams was asleep when her .40 caliber Smith and Wesson Semi-Automatic went off. She had surgery later that night.

County Police Chief Don Cheek says it was a freak accident. Cheek said "our investigation indicates it was nothing out of the ordinary as far as criminal activity. It was strictly a just terrible accident. And it just re-emphasizes how critical gun safety is."

 Investigators say Adams was alone when the shooting took place. She is listed in fair condition at Phoebe Putney Hospital.

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