BALTIMORE—Calling the incident “a heartbreaking and unforgivable error” that they might examine completely, the Baltimore Police Division apologized Thursday for tasing an harmless man that they meant to shoot. “This morning, what was presupposed to be a routine site visitors cease turned tragic when an officer unintentionally subdued a person with nonlethal means as a substitute of taking pictures him within the chest a number of occasions,” stated police spokesperson Gregory Hansen, including that the officer in query had instantly been positioned on paid go away, as there was no excuse for permitting an harmless man to get away from that sort of encounter alive. “Though physique digital camera footage clearly signifies the officer was reaching for his gun with a transparent intent to kill, he mistakenly used a Taser as a substitute, thus inflicting far much less harm. Evidently, this officer feared for his life, so something apart from making a snap judgment and senselessly killing the suspect was completely the fallacious name. We are going to by no means permit this to occur once more.” At press time, regulation enforcement officers added that they had been grateful the Taser had not less than managed to induce a coronary heart assault and go away the sufferer hospitalized for the foreseeable future.