2 Officers Hurt By Gunshot Debris Outside Saginaw Wal-Mart

Police say two officers were hurt when a man's gun shot into the ground during an arrest in a Wal-Mart parking lot.[[ 313974041,L]]

Police were called to reports of a theft inside the Wal-Mart in the 1400 block of North Saginaw Boulevard Saturday afternoon.

On arrival, two officers saw a man carrying a weapon in the parking lot, police said. When officers went to arrest him, the man's gun shot a bullet into the concrete floor. The gunshot sent concrete debris into the legs of the two officers, police said.

Investigators believed the shooting was accidental. The two officers were taken to a hospital as a precaution, but both were expected to recover.

The identity of the man, who was arrested, was not immediately released. Police did not disclose information on potential charges he may face.

NBC 5's Tim Ciesco contributed to this report.

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