Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci accidentally shoots self in leg, walks wife through treatment

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.

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