- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Gulfport police officer wounded while struggling with a suspect in November has returned to limited duty.

Officer Dolton Bradley, 23, was shot twice in the abdomen in the struggle with Corey Donald Johnson. At the time, Johnson, 22, was fleeing on foot from a traffic stop. He was out of jail on bond and had a pending drug charge, authorities said.

Johnson’s preliminary hearing on a charge of attempted murder in connection with the shooting is set for Wednesday. He remains in the Harrison County jail on a $1 million bond. However, a previous bond on the pending drug charge was revoked as a result of his arrest on the attempted murder charge.

Bradley joined the police force in September. Though he is a sworn officer, he hadn’t yet attended the police academy and was working as a trainee alongside an experienced officer, Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania told The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/14nov0i ).

Bradley kept control of Johnson, even after being shot, until other officers arrived to assist him, Papania said.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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