OKC Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Weapon, One Arrest

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 11:58 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- A retired police officer working security accidentally fired his gun outside a metro club and restaurant.

It happened around 1:00 Thursday morning, when the guard for Olive Garden saw a man breaking into a vehicle near Baker Street Pub and Grill.

The guard approached the suspect and that's when the gun went off.

"The subject had made a movement like he was going for a weapon and that's when the security guard, who had his weapon drawn, took a step back," said Captain Nate Tarver with the Oklahoma City Police Department. "I think he stumbled a little bit and accidentally discharged a round."

No one was hit. Police said 44-year-old Chade Martin was arrested, though, for destruction of property and public drunkenness.