A police officer in Pineville, Louisiana, who claimed to have been ambushed and shot was himself arrested and jailed this week. John Michael Goulart Jr., 25, was charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of malfeasance in office; he shot himself, says Deputy Chief Darrell B. Basco.
Around 11:50 p.m. Sunday night, Goulart, who was on duty, reported that he had been shot, according to Basco. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
Two rounds were fired, according to Basco. One hit Goulart in the leg and the other hit the door of his vehicle. "Everything shows it was an accidental discharge," Basco said.