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Police officer shot by mental patient on Andros

A police officer on Fresh Creek, Central Andros was shot in the leg on Tuesday morning by a mental patient who allegedly managed to take the officer’s gun away from him and opened fire on him.

According to witnesses on the island, the officer’s partner then shot the man in his side.

Both the officer and the suspect are being treated for wounds that are said to be non-life threatening.

The two officers were responding to a call about an altercation when one of the them was shot.

Further details to follow.

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