Southaven officer shot in leg during Friday arrest

shooting-news-graphic-icon-SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi (AP) — The police chief in Southaven says one of his officers is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Chief Tom Long says the officer was shot after pulling over a suspect in a possible drug case Friday evening. The suspect and the officer struggled over the officer’s gun. The gun went off and the officer suffered what Long says was a non-critical leg wound.

Long says the suspect faces drug and aggravated assault charges. He gave no other details in his emailed statement, saying the matter is still being investigated.

Neither the officer nor the suspect has been publicly identified. Long said the officer would likely be released from the hospital Saturday.