July 14th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Six police officers have lost their job after their story of coming under gunfire from two men on a motorcycle while guarding the home of Costa Rican president, Luis Guillermo Solís, unraveled on Friday.
An investigation revealed that the incident was, in fact, a case of friendly fire, after one of the officers accidently discharged his firearm, striking another officer in the leg.
Investigators were quickly able to determine that the shot was fired from within the police vehicle.
The injured officer was taken in stable condition to Hospital Calderón Guardia after the incident.
The officers involved may also face charges of filing a false police report and other offenses.