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An off-duty Miami police officer accidentally shot a female Publix shopper at the Kendall supermarket on Wednesday afternoon.
The officer had been waiting in line at the Publix at 16800 West Kendall Dr. when he reached into his pocket and accidentally fired his handgun.
A bullet ricocheted off the ground and “grazed” the shopper. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue treated the woman for a minor injury, but she was not taken to a hospital, Miami-Dade police spokesman Detective Lee Cowart said.
The off-duty officer is not expected to be arrested because the incident was an “accidental discharge of a weapon,” Cowart said. But police are investigating.