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Suspect Shot During Struggle with Undercover Police Officer

Suspect Shot During Struggle with Undercover Police Officer

By Associated Press

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - A man who was shot during a scuffle with an undercover police officer in Wakefield is recovering at a local hospital.

Police say it happened last night when officers stopped the unidentified man's car to arrest him on drug charges.

One of the officers had his gun drawn when the suspect allegedly attacked him. During the struggle, police say the suspect caused the officer's gun to go off and the bullet struck the man in the arm.

The officer is a member of the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force. Police are not releasing his name or saying which department he works for.

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