Valdosta Daily Times

November 20, 2013

Death of Ala. police officer ruled accidental


The Associated Press

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — An eastern Alabama coroner says a police officer who died Nov. 10 accidentally shot himself.

Russell County Coroner Aurthur Sumbry Jr. told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Tuesday that 30-year-old Phenix City police Sgt. Daniel Davis died of extreme blood after accidentally shooting himself in his leg.

Davis was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex and was later pronounced dead.

Investigators have said Davis was inside of an unmarked police car when his gun discharged.

Alabama Bureau of Investigation Sgt. Steve Jarrett says the probe into his death is ongoing.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com

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