DETROIT - An off-duty Detroit police officer's gun accidentally goes off, killing a woman celebrating her 25th birthday early Sunday morning.
A spokeswoman for Detroit police says the shooting happened at an outside gathering on the 12000 block of Archdale around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
According to the statement released by DPD the young woman, Adaisha Miller, "embraced the officer from behind causing the holstered weapon to discharge."
But the young woman's mother, Yolanda McNair, tells Action News she's not sure she's getting the whole truth about what happened.
"My daughter didn't deserve this. Why did he have the gun at the party? How does a holstered gun go off?"
Adaisha's birthday is Monday.
"All my daughter did was try to enjoy her 25th birthday. Now instead of planning her 25th birthday party I have to plan her funeral," McNair said.
The unidentified officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave.
"Internal Affairs is conducting an investigation and preliminary evidence, after speaking to witnesses, indicated that this was an accidental discharge. The investigators report will presented to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review," the DPD release said.
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