A Navajo police officer is in the hospital after an altercation and shooting in Indian Wells, AZ.

According to Navajo police, officers responded to a possible murder that occurred in the area. While making contact with the suspect, an officer was hit on the head with a blunt object. A fight between the officer and the suspect occurred, which resulted in the officer firing his weapon.

The officer was transported to a medical facility where he is expected to make a full recovery, AZ Family reports.