One man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting

One person is in the hospital tonight after being shot by police.

The shooting happened near Salem Court and Welnetz Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

19-year-old Daniel Sherrod, Jr. was driving with four passengers on Welnetz Road when he was stopped for a traffic violation.

Sherrod fled on foot, and an officer followed him into an apartment complex.

The two struggled, and Sherrod tried to get the officer's weapon. The officer gained control of the gun and shot at Sherrod, hitting him in the abdomen.

He was airlifted for his injuries and the officer is currently on paid administrative leave.

The officer's name is being withheld until the investigation is complete.

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