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Edmonton officer charged after gun fires while being cleaned

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The officer was apparently at home, alone, at the time of the incident.

A single bullet fired through a patio door and was never recovered.

No one was hurt. The officer has now been charged with careless use of a firearm.

An Edmonton police officer has been charged after an alleged incident involving the accidental discharge of a gun nearly two years ago.

In May of 2017, police say Cst. Jack Klick was at home cleaning his personal firearm.

A single round was fired and the bullet was never recovered. It travelled through his patio door at his home.

No one was hurt and Klick was apparently alone at the time.

The member, with two-and-a-half years of service, reported the incident immediately and the Edmonton Police Service secured his firearm.

The officer was charged on Thursday, Jan. 10 with one count of careless use of a firearm but has been released on a condition that he appear in court.