An officer with the New Orleans Police Department was shot in the leg while responding to a call of a suspicious person at a Mid-City gas station, according to the NOPD.
According to Fox News, the officer was attempting to pat down the subject when the assailant began to struggle with the officer. The suspect then fired a gunshot, striking the officer in the leg.
The officer—who has not been identified—was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released. He is reportedly now at home recovering.
The suspected gunman was later arrested.