In today’s episode of Cops Gone Wild, another cop shoots an innocent bystander and blames her for her injuries:
A retired U.S. Navy veteran and her family are asking their local sheriffs department to own up to their role in a shooting of the servicewoman in her backyard.
According to KSWB-TV, San Diego County Sheriffs Deputy Luke Berhalter shot 36-year-old former Air and Sea rescue team member Jennifer Orey in her home Sunday at point-blank range while searching for a suspect.
Orey’s brother, Jim Morgan, said Tuesday Orey asked Berhalter why he did it.
“The cop said, ‘Well, I’m sorry, you startled me,’” Morgan said.
KGTV-TV reported that the Sheriffs Department subsequently issued a statement making her injuries sound relatively mild.
“The female was shot in the arm,” the report said. “She is in good condition and expected to be released from the hospital today.”
On Tuesday, Morgan went into detail on how hurt she actually was.
“The bullet went through her left breast, through the bottom, going right through her nipple, into her bicep, and then out her pinky,” Morgan said. The family also revealed photos showing Orey’s various wounds. She is currently in stable condition and expected to recover.