California Police Officer Arrested After Firing Shots In Air

San Bernardino: After drinking with his companions, a Southern California police officer was reported to have fired his revolver repeatedly into the air in the parking lot of a bar.

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The San Bernardino Police Department said in a tweet on Monday night that San Bernardino Police Officer Fidel Ocampo-Rodarte, who was off duty at the time, fired his service weapon several times around 2 a.m. on Sunday before leaving the bar in a Blue Jay.

Hours later, Ocampo-Rodarte turned himself and was detained on suspicion of careless gun discharge, according to a news release from the police department. He received an administrative suspension.

It was unclear right away if the officer, who has worked for the police force for three years, had a lawyer who could represent him.

According to police, security cameras caught the shooting. During a search warrant, authorities discovered numerous guns inside Ocampo-Rodaret’s residence.

“The conduct is not something that is fitting of a San Bernardino police officer, or any officer for that matter,” San Bernardino Police Chief Darren Goodman said in a news release.