Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci (Photo courtesy: City of Medina)
MEDINA, Ohio - Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci accidentally shot himself in his thigh, but officials say his injuries are not life threatening. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at his home.
According to the police department, Berarducci was holstering his Smith & Wesson .40 caliber Shield handgun when it went off. The bullet went through Berarducci's upper thigh. The chief was able to talk his wife through the trauma care, applying a dressing to the wound before medical help arrived. Berarducci was treated and released from a local hospital and is expected to fully recover.