Boston Police Officer Charged With Shooting Wife

A decorated Boston police officer has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly shooting his wife.

Korey Franklin was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday.

Prosecutors say the 32-year-old Franklin and the woman had been arguing on Christmas Eve. Police responded to their home in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood at 1 p.m. Monday.

Officers found a woman with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, which Franklin said was self-inflicted.

They later determined that the off-duty Franklin "was responsible for the discharge of his personal weapon."

His lawyer called the shooting an accident.

Franklin was one of four officers honored last year with the Ezekiel Hodson Police Officers of the Year Award for disarming a man pointing a gun at them.


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