CU-Denver accidental shooting: Now ex-staffer trying to unjam gun when it fired
The bullet accidentally fired from the gun appears to have bounced off a nearby filing cabinet, then ricocheting again from the carpet to the leg of Loeb's coworker, Lilibeth D. Lopez-Gonzales, a patient coordinator for the School of Dental Medicine. Lopez-Gonzales, who confirmed the nature of the accident to police, said another coworker "was excited to see Loeb's gun. In fact, they were thinking about getting one for themselves," the report says.
Lopez-Gonzales didn't realize right away what happened, but subsequently "noticed that her leg was bleeding a little bit."
She suffered a minor laceration on the back of her right leg calf area, smaller than the size of a dime, according to the report.
An officer took Loeb aside "and was assisting her because she seemed to be very stressed out and upset with herself about the incident."
The other witness, the report says, stated that she was "happy to see the handgun and admired how small it was. She further added that Loeb took the handgun apart to make it safer for them, and then she was trying to put it back together."
Misdemeanor charges have been filed against Loeb -- one count each of Prohibited Use of Weapons and Unlawful Conduct on Public Property, issued through a summons.
The report says that Loeb repeatedly made statements that "it was an accident," "it's my fault" and "I'm so sorry."
A University spokesman says that Loeb is no longer employed by the University, as of yesterday, but that because it is a confidential personnel matter, no further details can be given.
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