Sheriff's Office: Deputy accidentally shoots himself inside Onondaga County Justice Center

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound after accidentally discharging his personal gun inside the Onondaga County Justice Center.

Officials say just before 10:30 Monday evening Deputy Justin Brannock, 28, accidentally shot himself inside the employee locker room located in an unsecured portion of the Justice Center.

They say Deputy Brannock, who suffered a non-life threatening injury, was un-holstering his firearm when the gun discharged.

He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and was expected to be released a short time later. 

No other injuries were reported and the incident remains under investigation.

Deputy Brannock has been a member of the Custody Department for nearly five years and is currently assigned to the Booking Section.

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