BY RON GALLAGHER
RALEIGH --- One police officer's gun went off and another officer was wounded in the leg early Thursday as Raleigh police answered a call about a man who had been waving a handgun at an apartment complex in North Raleigh.
Officer K.J. Barefoot, 31, was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh for treatment of the leg wound and later released.
Police arrested Joshua Daniel Timberlake, 28, on a domestic-abuse charge related to the incident. The department is still investigating how Barefoot was shot when police arrived at Timberlake's home in the Meridian at Wakefield apartment complex early Thursday morning.
During the incident, Sgt. J.D. Malzahn's service sidearm fired, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. Police had not determined whether that was the only shot and whether it was Malzahn's round that struck Barefoot, he said. No one else has been charged in the shooting.
Malzahn has worked for the department since November 2009 and Barefoot joined in June 2012.