A 911 call was put in to the Wyoming Department of Public Safety just after 3:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, on reports of an argument inside of an apartment on Crooked Tree Avenue.
According to a news release from authorities, three officers investigated the complaint and found there was someone inside the apartment armed with a gun. One of the three officers shot at the suspect, striking them.
The suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The adjoining apartments were cleared out and other apartments where checked on. No one else was hurt in the incident.
A gun was found at the scene and police say there is no evidence that leads them to believe any other suspects were involved.
Residents who were evacuated were eventually allowed back into their apartments.
Earlier in the morning, just before 2: 10 a.m., Wyoming PD says they were called to the same apartment building on reports of someone banging loudly on the apartment doors -- possibly trying to break-in. According to the release, a break-in didn't happen and that person was not found. It is unclear if these incidents are related.
The officer-involved shooting will be investigated by the Kent County Sheriff's Department and once the investigation is done, the case will be review by the prosecutor's office. The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.
This is the sixth officer-involved shooting in Kent County this year.
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