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NYPD officer shot in foot outside hospital
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City police officer has suffered a foot wound in a hospital shooting.
Officer Fausto Gomez was struck in the instep of his left foot early Monday at Harlem Hospital. He was not seriously injured and expected to be released later Monday.
Authorities say Gomez and another officer were taking a man to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Police say the man had his hands cuffed behind him but managed to grab the gun from the holster of the other officer, and fired two shots.
Gomez was struck once. No one else was injured.
Police say a fast-thinking paramedic grabbed the gun out of the suspect's hands. Police say the suspect was taken to a different hospital for evaluation.
Charges are pending.