HOW does a gun just "GO OFF" without a deliberate pull of the trigger????
Either it was in very poor condition and in serious need of maintenance...
Someone pulled the trigger.
Modern firearms just don't "go off" as we ALL know. There are too many safety bars, trigger bars, safety blocks and whatever else you want to call them.
WHY did this firearm "go off"???
I would REALLY love to hear the details about this one... Perhaps our elderly retired LEO UNINTENTIONALLY pulled the trigger somehow, but we'll probably NEVER know the truth.
Someone will whitewash this with all the dexterity of one of Slick Willie's many Teflon Adventures.