ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, say an officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation.
Police spokesman Simon Drobik said the officer’s gun discharged as he climbed through a broken window of a second-floor apartment while investigating a burglary early Sunday.
Drobik says the bullet went through the apartment’s floor and into the unit below, where it struck a man in the back.
Drobik says the man, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in stable condition with injuries that were not life-threatening.
He says the shooting occurred after officers took another man into custody.
The shooting comes after city officials recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul the police force.
Mayor Richard Berry on Monday is scheduled to unveil a new initiative on community meetings.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.