While dancing at her 25th birthday party on Sunday, Adaisha Miller hugged off-duty police officer Issac Parrish from behind and set off his gun. The bullet punctured her lung and and hit her heart. Miller died later that night at a local hospital. Her 25th birthday would have been Monday.
Detroit Police Chief Robert Godbee told reporters that Miller’s death is an “unfathomable” accident and that Parrish is “very remorseful,” CBS Detroit reports.
The gun was in a waist holster made of soft material that allowed the trigger to be pulled. There is no evidence that the officer fired the weapon, said Godbee.
Police union lawyer John Goldpaugh dubbed the incident a “freak accident.”
The Huffington Post reports that Miller’s mother, Yolanda McNair, plans to “stay on top” of the police during the investigation of her daughter’s death.
“All she wanted to do was enjoy the weekend for her birthday,” said McNair, CBS Detroit reported. “She had every right to enjoy turning 25 and look beyond that.”
Parrish is on desk duty while the investigation takes place.