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Louisville Metro Corrections officer shot at home in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A Louisville Metro Corrections Officer has been released from the hospital after being shot in his Clarksville home during an attempted break-in. 

Police at the scene told WDRB a suspect shot the officer after a scuffle in the kitchen Saturday around 10:45 p.m. on East Carter Avenue.

Clarksville police said the officer was found with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the arm, and told responding officers the suspect had fled the scene.

"He's doing well," said Metro Corrections FOP President Tracy Dotson. "He's recovering. He's with relatives right now. Bullet went in the shoulder and exited. It was just one round though several round were fired. He is doing well."

He provided them with a description of the suspect and the name of a possible person of interest.

The suspect was located and is cooperating with the investigation.  

The officer, a five-year veteran of the Louisville Department of Corrections, was taken to U of L Hospital and released around 3 a.m. Sunday. 

"We don't deal with these things, thank goodness, as other departments do," Dotson said. "Any time that happens, your hearts in your throat and information is scarce in the beginning." 

No identities are being released at this time.

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