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School resource officer accidentally shoots self

TOLLESON — A Phoenix-area school resource officer was injured when authorities say he accidentally shot himself in the finger.

Tolleson police say Officer Ray Granillo was standing just outside the front gates at Arizona Desert Elementary School as classes were dismissed Wednesday afternoon when he attempted to open a gate and his gun discharged.

Police Sgt. Lisa Mendoza says Granillo’s gun was in its holster at the time and the shot was fired directly into the ground.

Mendoza says the 57-year-old Granillo was taken to a hospital with a “very serious injury to one of his fingers” on his right hand. He was in stable condition at last report.

Mendoza says it definitely was an accident, but police were trying to figure out what happened.

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