A prison officer accidentally shot himself

BERNALILLO COUNTY, NM (KRQE) — A correctional officer at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the foot.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) said the incident occurred outside the MDC security checkpoint around 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

BCSO said the shooting was described as an accidental discharge. No inmates or other officers were involved.

KRQE reached out to MDC to update them on the officer’s status but did not receive a response. BCSO and MDC are investigating.