A Baltimore City Police instructor is facing five years in jail for accidently shooting a recruit in the head during a training exercise in February.
William Kern was found guilty Thursday of reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting of Raymond Gray, the police trainee who was critically injured by the gunshot . The incident took place Feb. 12 at the former Rosewood Center in Owings Mills.
Kern, age 46 is an 18-year veteran of the police department. His sentencing is scheduled to take place Dec. 17 in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
Gray has also filed a $50 million law suit in connection with the training incident. In addition to Kern, the suit names Commissioner Anthony Batts, Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings-Blake, the city council, and Baltimore County Police Department as defendants.
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