Cop Fired After Shooting Own 11-year-old Daughter at a Halloween Party


Lincolnton, NC — Time and again, police prove that the government having a monopoly on the use of weapons is a terrible idea. A glaring example of this incompetence is evidenced through a recent case in North Carolina in which a police officer shot her own daughter.

On Monday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced that deputy Misty Michelle Flowers, 38, was terminated after she shot her 11-year-old daughter over the weekend.

The shooting happened as Flowers, who is entrusted by the state to act responsibly with a firearm, was showing off her service weapon to friends Saturday night when she squeezed the trigger. The bullet then went through the wall and hit her daughter in another room.

“I find gross negligence and the disregard for the safety of others was displayed in the incident Saturday night and therefore Officer Flowers was terminated today,” Sheriff David Carpenter said. “This is totally separate from the SBI investigation into the incident that occurred at her residence.”

According to WNCN:

Lincoln County deputies said they were called to the home at 11:23 p.m. and started tending to the girl’s injury. The child was taken to CHS-Lincoln and then airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for surgery. According to deputies, she was in stable condition after treatment.

Neighbors say there was a Halloween party going on at the house where this happened.

Flowers has been with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office since 2015 and worked for the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office before that.

“During this entire situation, my focus has been on the well-being and condition of the child involved and am of the understanding the child is going to be ok after the surgery. This is a very tragic situation for all involved, the officer, her family, her career and everyone that has been touched by this,” Carpenter said. “We continue to pray for healing of the child and the entire family as the investigation continues over the next several days.”

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According to the SBI, an investigation into the incident is still ongoing. It is unclear whether or not Flowers will face any charges.

This is the second such incident in only a week in which a police officer accidentally fired their weapon endangering the lives of children. Last week, the Free Thought Project reported on the Ohio cop who fired his weapon into a daycare center while it was fully occupied.

Despite the officer clearly admitting to committing the misdemeanor offense of discharging a firearm within city limits, police have yet to charge him.

“Right now our law department has it and they are reviewing it to see if there should be any charges,” Police Chief Jack Davis said last Wednesday morning.

“It was a very unfortunate incident for the school, as well as him,” he added.

Outside of skating out of the misdemeanor charge so far, this officer also seems to be avoiding the felony offense of discharging a weapon in a gun-free school zone.

Imagine for a moment that you were showing off your pistol to friends at a Halloween party and all of the sudden, you accidentally squeeze off a round and shoot your own daughter.

There are two possible scenarios that would take place; the first one being that a SWAT team responds and you are killed. The second, less lethal result would be your inevitable arrest and charges of public endangerment, unlawful discharge, illegal use of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, terrorism, or a myriad of other charges associated with sending a deadly projectile hurling through a wall and into a child. You would immediately be facing fines, jail time, probation, and firearms restrictions.

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However, if you are a government agent who’s trusted with carrying a deadly weapon into places others cannot, you needn’t worry about any of those repercussions.

  • Umm, I’m not quite sure the link between private ownership of firearms and cops firing them off by mistake is the logical path. Perhaps getting rid of firearms completely would be a better solution?

    And no, I’m not talking about the government coming to confiscate them which would never work in a thousand years.

    How about instead we build a world where there is no need for firearms?

    • IceTrey

      Because that’s a stupid commie dream.

      • Dean Olejniczak

        Atta boy… way to open up that mind.

        • IceTrey

          Believing in stupid crap is not a sign of an open mind.

          • Dean Olejniczak

            So what is your proposal?

      • So you’re a business as usual type that works to keep the world as it is today? Congrats!

        • IceTrey


          • Dean Olejniczak

            So what do you suppose we do to change the system?

    • First you would have to stop the Zionists. There’s no way in hell I’d remain unarmed while they are ruling the US.

  • sa ho

    sorry, this is too much, even for me. the officer who fired their weapon and struck their child is an idiot. the officer to had an ND in their home and fired a shot into the daycare is also an idiot; however, school zone or not, a homeowner, even who living inside of a gun free school zone is free to load/unload, dry-fire, etc. as they see fit on their own private property.

  • Sirios

    The police have proven time and time again , that they should be the last people on the planet to possess firearms. This is like giving a pyromaniac a flame thrower and telling them to go on patrol in a dry forest.

  • larrymotuz

    Time and again, police prove that the government having a monopoly on the use of weapons is a terrible idea. A glaring example of this incompetence is evidenced ….


    The government has never had a monopoly on the use of weapons. And this incident shows only that irresponsible gun behavior is not confined to the gun owing public that is not engaged in law enforcement as a profession, or the military for that matter.

    Your argument invokes a straw man to present a straw issue.

    Clearly, everyone should practice responsible gun behavior all of the time.