Woman Killed by Hugging Off-Duty Police Officer

Adaisha Miller accidentally shot in the heart, police say
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2012 4:30 PM CDT
Woman Killed by Hugging Off-Duty Police Officer
A Detroit woman was killed this weekend when she hugged an off-duty police officer, and his gun went off.   (Shutterstock)

A Detroit woman who hugged an off-duty police officer this weekend died when his holstered handgun suddenly went off, WDIV Detroit reports. Adaisha Miller, 24, began dancing with Officer Issac Parrish at a party, wrapping her arms around him, when the gun discharged and hit her in the lung and heart. Parrish " is very remorseful of the incident and the tragedy of this young lady losing her life," said Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee.

"It should have never happened to my child and there's nothing I can do to get her back," said Miller's mother. "All she wanted to do was enjoy the weekend for her birthday. She had every right to enjoy turning 25 and look beyond that." Detroit police have reassigned Parrish to administrative duties while the department investigates. (More Detroit police stories.)

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