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Bullet discharges in downtown courthouse evidence room

Houston Chronicle, chron.com
BYLINE: Dale Lezon

Harris County, TX

An accidental bullet discharge Friday morning in the evidence room in the basement at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center has injured a county deputy.

The incident occurred about 11:20 a.m. at 1201 Franklin.

Authorities said a deputy was handling an evidence bag when she dropped it on the floor. A bullet in the bag was somehow discharged, injuring the deputy.

Her injury is not serious, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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