A police officer in North Carolina was shot by a peeping suspect in the booking area of the county jail, authorities said Monday.

The city of Durham said in a news release that Durham police Officer R.S. Turner saw the suspect reach for a gun in the back of his pants after unlocking his handcuffs in the booking area of the Durham County Detention Facility early Monday, reports the Associated Press.

The officer and 44-year-old Danny McMillen struggled over the gun, which fired once, grazing Turner's abdomen, authorities said. Turner has been released from the hospital.

Turner was responding to a peeping call when he arrested McMillen about 90 minutes earlier, investigators said.

McMillen faces secret peeping, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, and other charges. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

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