HPD officer injured during skit rehearsal at billionaire's home in River Oaks

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by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 3 at 10:40 PM

HOUSTON -- A member of Houston Police Department's Tactical Operations Division will be off the job for at least a week after being injured by another officer.

It happened Thursday morning at the home of billionaire businessman Tilman Fertitta in River Oaks.

According to a source, the officers were practicing a skit that was going to be performed later this month at the True Blue Gala at Fertitta's house. The event is a fundraiser for the police department.

One SWAT officer was playing a bad guy and the other officer was playing a good guy who gets shot. The gun was loaded with blanks, but the muzzle blast burned the officer on the abdomen.

He was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hermann and was later released to recover at home.

The names of the officers involved have not been released.

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