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BART: Officer fatality first in agency's history

9:56 PM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
Closed entrance to the Glen Park Bay Area Rapid Transit station during strike, San Francisco, California
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DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accidentally shot and killed a fellow officer Tuesday in the first on-duty fatality in the department's 40-year history.

BART officials say the officers were conducting a probation search at a home in the East Bay city of Dublin when the shooting occurred just after 1 p.m.

The officers were following up on a crime committed on BART property.

Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson confirmed that another BART officer was the shooter and that the shooting was accidental. However, BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey and BART General Manager Grace Crunican said in a joint statement that the officers' identity and other details are not being released at this time.

The Dublin Police Department has taken over the investigation.

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