MTA Cop Accidentally Shoots Son, 3, in Smithtown

An off-duty MTA police officer accidentally discharged his gun at his Smithtown home Tuesday night, injuring himself and his 3-year-old son, Suffolk County police said.

Father and son were both transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and are listed in stable condition. Police said the boy had a bullet removed during surgery. Authorities did not elaborate on the injuries.

The officer was not identified.

Police were called to the house at 6:58 p.m. The 911 caller reported that a shooting occurred and a child was struck.

It’s unclear whether it was the officer’s service weapon or a personal firearm that accidentally discharged. Police did not say what the officer was doing before the gun went off.

Fourth Squad detectives are investigating the incident, police said.

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