Melanie Vesey, who has appeared on the television series "Law & Order," is recovering after an unpleasant brush with law enforcement.
The actress was with a friend, off-duty New York City police officer Alex Perez, on Monday evening when Perez accidentally fired her weapon and hit Vesey in the leg, police said.
Vesey was treated and released from Bellevue Hospital. Perez was suspended and authorities are investigating.
Vesey plays the sister of the late comic Andy Kaufman in the upcoming film "Man in the Moon," starring Jim Carrey.