HILLIARD, Ohio (WCMH) — Hilliard police responded to a report of a deputy leaving a loaded handgun in the bathroom of a Target store Thursday morning.
The incident was reported around 11:22 a.m. Thursday at the Target on Trueman Blvd in Hilliard, near Mill Run.
The caller told Hilliard police a Sig P226 handgun on a gun belt was looped around a handle in the family bathroom of the store. Police said the handgun was loaded with one round in the chamber and a full magazine.
Hilliard police identified the handgun as belonging to a Franklin County deputy. It was turned over to the sheriff’s office a short time later.
According to the sheriff’s office, the deputy immediately self-reported after realizing what happened.
The incident is under administrative investigation by the sheriff’s office. The deputy has not been placed on leave. Discipline could range from a reprimand to a suspension.