A Los Angeles police officer, pretending to be a "bad guy" during a training exercise at a Hollywood studio, was accidentally shot and wounded Thanksgiving Day by a fellow officer.
Officer Kevin Coffey, 28, underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the gunshot wound to his left hip. Hospital spokesman Ron Wise said he was in stable condition.
The identity of the officer who shot Coffey was not immediately released.
According to police and district attorney spokesmen, the shooting occurred about 6 p.m. on the grounds of a studio compound at Beachwood Drive and Sunset Boulevard.
"One officer accidentally shot another officer in the hip," said police spokesman Fred Nixon. He confirmed reports that the officers were conducting a Thanksgiving Day training exercise in which Coffey pretended to be a criminal suspect and the other officer was practicing taking him into custody.