Sleeping Woman Accidentally Shot by Police During Brooklyn Drug Raid

She was sleeping when the bullet came from the apartment above

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Friday, Mar 30, 2012  |  Updated 6:54 AM EDT
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A sleeping woman was grazed by a police bullet in Brooklyn after an officer accidentally fired his gun during a drug raid in the apartment above her early Thursday. John Noel reports.

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A sleeping woman was grazed by a police bullet in Brooklyn after an officer accidentally fired his gun during a drug raid in the apartment above her early Thursday. John Noel reports.

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A sleeping woman was grazed by a police bullet in Brooklyn after an officer accidentally fired his gun during a drug raid in the apartment above her early Thursday, officials said.

NYPD narcotics officers raided a third-floor apartment on Clarendon Road in East Flatbush between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.

A law enforcement source said an officer accidentally fired his weapon in a scuffle with a sleeping suspect.

The bullet went through the floor to the apartment below, grazing the 25-year-old woman, who is from Japan and was staying with a friend.

She was hit on the arm, but the injury wasn't serious. She was treated and released later in the day.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly visited her in the hospital and learned her main concern was she'd miss her flight to Barbados. He arranged for a police escort to Kennedy airport.

Two people were arrested on drug charges in the raid.

John Noel contributed to this story

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