A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer accidentally shot and killed a fellow officer, officials told SFGate.
The officer was shot Tuesday afternoon in Dublin, Calif. during a probation search of a robbery suspect’s apartment. The suspect had already been arrested in connection to thefts on BART property.
The shooting “was either accidental or target misidentification,” Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. J.D. Nelson told SFGate.
Tuesday’s death marks the first on-duty fatality in the history of the BART Police Department.