An off-duty Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer and her husband shot up a relative who also lives at the home, and likely won’t face charges for the near homicide.

An off-duty Metro Police officer and her husband shot a relative Friday night at their North Las Vegas home after mistaking her for an intruder, and the relative is expected to survive her injuries, according to North Las Vegas Police.

Police were called about 11:30 p.m. to a house in the 3600 block of Kelcie Marie Avenue, near West Ann Road and Allen Lane, Officer Aaron Patty said.

The husband and wife were home sleeping when the relative, a woman who also lives at the residence, came home unexpectedly, Patty said.

The pair went to see what was going on and in the process shot the woman multiple times, he said.

She was taken to University Medical Center with injuries that appear non-life-threatening and is in stable condition, he said.

These idiots live in a home with other people, and didn’t bother to identify their target before opening fire?

I know the law in most states gives a home defender a great amount of latitude in how force is used against a perceived threat, but you have a moral duty (and in many states a legal duty) to identify your target as an actual threat, especially when you have other people who live in the home with you.

It is very fortunate for the victim that neither the Metro officer nor her husband can shoot worth a darn, and if I were the Metro supervisor in charge of this officer, we’d be having a long discussion about her future and her suitability to carry a firearm.

If you own firearms for self defense, you should have a tactical flashlight paired with that firearm, and training on flashlight techniques so that you can discriminate friend from foe, especially if you don’t live alone.

Let’s hope that the victim of these trigger-happy idiots is able to fully recover from her injuries.