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Want to take bets on the type of pistola...

While dancing at her 25th birthday party on Sunday, Adaisha Miller hugged off-duty police officer Issac Parrish from behind and set off his gun. The bullet punctured her lung and and hit her heart. Miller died later that night at a local hospital. Her 25th birthday would have been Monday.

Detroit Police Chief Robert Godbee told reporters that Miller's death is an "unfathomable" accident and that Parrish is "very remorseful," CBS Detroit reports.

The gun was in a waist holster made of soft material that allowed the trigger to be pulled. There is no evidence that the officer fired the weapon, said Godbee.

Police union lawyer John Goldpaugh dubbed the incident a "freak accident."

The Huffington Post reports that Miller's mother, Yolanda McNair, plans to "stay on top" of the police during the investigation of her daughter's death.

"All she wanted to do was enjoy the weekend for her birthday," said McNair, CBS Detroit reported. "She had every right to enjoy turning 25 and look beyond that."

Parrish is on desk duty while the investigation takes place.


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Something doesn't compute

If the gun was in a waist holster and she hugged him from bedind how could it get turned around to hit someone behind him?

Does anybody know what Detroit PD carries?
 

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Anyone want to bet on Glock????????????????????????
 

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I had my money on Glock, but here's a bit more info.

I saw it suggested elsewhere that the "hugging" may have been initiated from a kneeling position...
 

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"...a soft neoprene holster"? Like an Uncle Mikes? Maybe on a skinny belt it could get twisted a bit. But I think there had to be something more than "hugging" going on to get any firearm to go off.
 

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Well, the one guy is correct. The M&P has a comparatively long trigger stroke and it won't fire unless the stroke is complete. While it doesn't have a manual safety, it does require a much more sustained action to fire than a Glock.

And, the gent who states that trigger actuation with a proper holster isn't possible is also right...or at least we both have the same idea of how a proper holster functions.

So, we have a poorly designed/made holster and some......I'm with Irish Cop, strenuous activity. Possibly lost balance, made a spontaneous grab for something prevent/stop a fall and activated the trigger?

Having been involved in investigations of AD/ND/UD events, there's no hope of a completely objective observation of what happened. Wonder if any one was taking any photos/videos? I've seen both statements and official explanations that defy the rules this universe operates under.
 

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Too many unknowns. Open carry or concealed? Retention strap or no? If so, was it fitted right (lot of those nylon holsters have "adjustable" retention straps")? Exposed trigger?

Party situation. Probably more than a little alcohol. An uninitiated (to firearms) young lady makes a playful grab for an officers gun, he reflexively (or otherwise) makes a retention move with a poorly designed, poorly supported holster...tragedy.

Just one of many possible scenarios.

Maybe we'll get the whole story. Maybe we won't.
 

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And from a local to the incident source a couple of days later.....

DETROIT (WWJ) - She died from a bullet fired by a Detroit Police officer’s gun at a party at his home. But days after the shooting, those are the only facts that are clear in the death of Adaisha Miller.

There are varying reports that Miller was kneeling behind the officer and performing an exotic dance when she accidentally triggered officer Issac Parish’s gun, while other reports say she came to the party stumbling drunk and reached for him when the gun went off.

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An attorney suing the department on another matter cast some doubt as to the veracity of the comments.
 
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