One police officer’s gun went off and another officer was wounded in the leg early Thursday as the Raleigh, N.C., police answered a call about a man who had been waving a handgun at an apartment complex in North Raleigh.
Officer K.J. Barefoot, 31, was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh for treatment of the leg wound and later released, the News & Observer reports.
Police arrested Joshua Daniel Timberlake, 28, on a domestic-abuse charge related to the incident. The department is still investigating how Barefoot was shot when police arrived at Timberlake’s home in the Meridian at Wakefield apartment complex early Thursday morning.