A reserve Tampa Police Department officer was flown to the hospital after a shooting late Wednesday morning.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says the off-duty reserve officer, later identified as Robert Potts, followed a man who left the scene of a hit-and-run crash.
When the officer followed the man, later identified as 33-year-old Christopher Jones, both got out of the car and a struggle between the two happened as the man tried to get away, deputies say. The officer's gun went off while the struggle on the ground was happening, hitting the officer in the shoulder, the sheriff's office told WTSP.
Deputies later took Jones into custody on charges of narcotic possession after his vehicle was searched following the hit-and-run crash, deputies say. The arrest affidavit says he was also