Officer Zachary Morris of the Owensboro (KY) Police Department was shot and wounded Wednesday morning while investigating a suspicious person call. He was reportedly shot by a homeowner in a case of mistaken identity. (Photo: Facebook)

Officer Zachary Morris of the Owensboro (KY) Police Department was shot and wounded Wednesday morning while investigating a suspicious person call. He was reportedly shot by a homeowner in a case of mistaken identity. (Photo: Facebook)

An Owensboro, KY, police officer was shot and wounded in the abdomen by a homeowner who mistook him for a suspicious person Wednesday morning, according to Kentucky State Police.

Troopers have identified the officer as Zachary Morris, 23, of Owensboro.

KSP says Officer Morris was in the area investigating a report about a suspicious person. Officer Morris was wearing a ballistic vest but was hit in the lower abdominal area.

He is recovering from emergency surgery and is in good condition, 14 News reports.

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