AKRON, OHIO -- It looks and fires like something out of Star Wars, but the latest weapon that Akron, Ohio Police have in their arsenal certainly appears to be from a galaxy far, far away. It's called "Corner Shot", and it allows officers to load their sidearm into an expandable arm that extends around a corner. Using a video monitor to see that target, the officer can fire a round at a 90-degree angle while staying protected behind cover.
"Expose a weapon, expose a lethal threat, without exposing any part of your body," said Akron Police Captain Mike Shearer. "So it's looks like a very nice weapon."
Shearer was the first officer to fire the system during a familiarization exercise in early December with the SWAT team. Shooting around a barricade, Shearer easily positioned the weapon so that he could engage multiple targets via a small television monitor instead of having to stick h
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