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The officer gave multiple commands for the driver to shut off the vehicle and roll down his window, when the officer drew his service weapon and repeated his commands to the driver.
That’s when the officer accidentally discharged his weapon, firing a round through the driver’s side window into the vehicle, Porter said.
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Higgins was not struck and was taken into custody without further incident. He is accused of reckless operation, fleeing and eluding, and additional criminal and traffic charges are pending, according to the chief. As of Thursday morning, Higgins was not in the Montgomery County Jail.
The officer’s name was not released, but Porter said the incident involving the accidental discharge by the officer is under administrative review.
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