A New York City police officer is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg in Brooklyn Saturday night.
Officials say he was part of a unit responding to a domestic dispute at a building on Halsey Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant at around 8 p.m.
They say the officer was in a stairwell trying to holster his gun when it discharged.
The bullet hit the officer in the right leg.
"We were all sitting out here having a wonderful time," said one person in the neighborhood. "The block party ended exactly like 8 p.m., and the next thing I know, a bunch of cops and EMS service workers were, you know, began to pursue down the street."
The officer was taken to the hospital. He's expected to be OK.
As far as the initial call, authorities say a man was taken into custody by other officers for allegedly assaulting his mother.