A Jersey City (N.J.) Police officer accidentally shot himself during a fugitive apprehension in Elizabeth Thursday night.

Officer Jesse Soto, 38, was assisting in the arrest of a female fugitive inside a North Broad Street residential building when his service weapon accidentally discharged shortly after 10 p.m. He was shot in the abdomen.

Soto is assigned to a Hudson County task force unit, reports The Star-Ledger.