MONROE, Ohio -- A former Monroe police officer fired a gun twice inside his home while he was intoxicated, police said.
Officers found Kenny Leforce unconscious inside his home with a firearm in his hand in at about 8:30 p.m. on April 25, according to a police report. Police said Leforce, 64, had threatened to harm himself, and he fired two shots into the floor before they arrived.
When police arrived to the home on Tam O Shanter Way, they found Leforce on the couch with a Kel Tec .380 caliber handgun resting in his hand on his chest.
An officer was able to take the weapon from him, and Leforce became “combative” once medics arrived to the scene, according to police reports.
Leforce told medics he shot himself in the leg, but they didn’t find any gunshot wounds. He also told police he was depressed because his girlfriend had served him with a protection order. Officers conducted a welfare check on his girlfriend, and she was found unharmed.
The incident is worrisome for Tiffany Haines, a mother of three young boys who lives in the neighborhood.
"It's a little nerve-wracking again just because of the kids and everything,” Haines said. “I worry about their safety for anything nowadays."
The Monroe Police Department declined to comment, but a member of their command staff said it doesn’t matter who you are or where you used to work -- if you jeopardize the public’s safety you will be arrested.
Leforce will stand before a judge later this month.