Cop Allegedly Shot by Fellow Officer, on Purpose

Authorities in Canada say the two got into an altercation during a crash investigation
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2018 10:58 AM CST
Cop Allegedly Shot by Fellow Officer, on Purpose
Stock photo of a roadside police investigation.   (Getty Images/eyfoto)

A Canadian police officer is hospitalized in stable condition after a fellow cop shot him numerous times during a Thursday altercation, reports the CBC. Det. Sgt. Shane Donovan and Const. Nathan Parker of Niagara Regional Police Services were conducting a follow-up investigation at the scene of a DUI crash in Pelham, Ont., around noon when an argument arose, reports the Toronto Star. It's not clear what the dispute was about, but the Toronto Sun reports that it escalated into a fist fight before Parker was shot at least three times.

Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Ron Taverner described the apparent chain of events as unheard of. "It's very sad and our thoughts are with the Niagara Police today," he said. Per the Sun, there may have been "bad blood" between Donovan and Parker, who pleaded guilty to discreditable conduct and unnecessary use of force against a prisoner in 2015, in the latest of several offences since 2005. In 2012, Parker was also penalized for conducting his own investigation into a commanding officer who'd previously been cleared of wrongdoing. (Read more police shooting stories.)

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