Policeman Accidentally Shoots Himself While Trying On Clothing


If you have a gun in your pocket, be careful how you try on clothing. Do not shoot yourself.

A retired New York State Police investigator has accidentally shot himself in the knee while trying on new clothes in a department store dressing room.

Colonie Police say 56-year-old Robert Talbot of Ballston Spa suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound around 8:20 pm at a Sears store in Colonie Center Mall. A .22 caliber pistol in his pocket was set off accidentally.

Talbot is being treated at a hospital. The police said that his injury does not appear to be life threatening.