- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport police say an officer was shot in the abdomen while struggling with a man after a traffic stop and foot chase.

The officer was in guarded but stable condition after surgery Sunday, Chief Leonard Papania said in a news release.

He said another officer arrested 21-year-old Corey Donald Johnson, of Gulfport. Johnson was charged with attempted murder and held in lieu of $1 million bond, authorities said.

It was not clear whether he has an attorney.

Papania said Johnson and another person bolted from a car at a traffic stop about 4:20 a.m. Sunday.

The chief has not identified the wounded officer, but says he caught Johnson, who allegedly shot him multiple times.

The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest, The Sun Herald reported (https://bit.ly/1xHUZO1 ).

Papania said the officer was under guard at the hospital, WLOX-TV reported (https://bit.ly/1uQricR ).

Johnson had been free on $20,000 bond in a cocaine possession case.

Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray revoked that bond and set the higher bond Sunday, The Mississippi Press reported (https://bit.ly/11OOvko ).

While being moved from police headquarters to jail, he responded to reporters’ questions with shouted expletives


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