A Burlington police officer accidentally shot herself in the ankle Sunday evening, Milton police said Monday.
Leanne Werner, 27, of Milton was cleaning a semi-automatic pistol when it accidentally discharged, a police press release said. Werner was treated at Fletcher Allen Health Care for a non-serious injury. She was off-duty at the time, Sgt. John Palasik said.
TV media originally reported the officer was from Milton Police Department. The town posted a Facebook message Monday afternoon to refute those claims.