CRESTVIEW — A police officer shot and wounded a man about 2:30 a.m. today after officers entered an unsecured home at 138 Bronze Circle.
A neighbor called after noticing the front door of the home was standing open, according to a news release from the Crestview Police Department. When two officers arrived, they saw that the front door was open and then knocked, rang the doorbell and asked if anyone was inside.
After hearing no reply, they entered the home. A man then walked out of a room with a gun in his hand, the press release said.
One of the officers fired his gun and hit the man in the thigh. The man dropped his weapon and identified himself as the owner of the home, according to the release.
The officers and the resident applied first aid to the wound until Okaloosa County EMS arrived and took the man to North Okaloosa County Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
The Police Department did not identify the victim or the officers involved in the incident
Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting. The officer who shot the man has been placed on administrative leave until the conclusion of the investigation.