Officer cleaning gun sends bullet into Cuyahoga Falls daycare; no injuries

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO - Authorities say an off-duty East Cleveland police officer was unloading his gun at home when it accidentally fired into a nearby day care center. No one was hurt.

An outside prosecutor has been asked to determine whether the officer should be charged criminally for accidentally firing a shot that lodged in a classroom wall at a day care center with children and teachers inside.

No one was injured during the incident Tuesday in Cuyahoga Falls, an Akron suburb. Police have said the officer was at home next to the day care center unloading his 9mm handgun when it accidentally fired. His name hasn't been released.

The prosecutor in neighboring Hudson has been asked to decide whether charges are appropriate because the man is a volunteer reserve officer in Cuyahoga Falls.

The bullet went through a home wall and a fence before lodging in a wall at a KinderCare Learning Center, where the officer immediately checked to make sure no one was injured.

The day care center's corporate office says parents were notified about what happened.

East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton on Thursday identified the officer as 33-year-old Ian McInnes, a part-time officer in that city. He is also a volunteer reserve for Cuyahoga Falls.


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