Yakima Police Officer Shot, and Recovering After Pursuit

<p>Antonio Cardenas</p>

Antonio Cardenas

A Yakima Police Officer is recovering this morning after being shot during a struggle with a man in question.

The officer was responding to a report of a gunshot on the 300 block of South 7th Street around 11:30PM last night. He encountered a man on foot, who ran from him.  A short pursuit ensued and the officer eventually overtook the man, indentified as Antonio Cardenas.  A shot was heard, and the officer felt pain in his left knee.  Both men were injured. Apparently the gun went off in Cardenas' pocket.

Cardinas was arrested.  The officer did not fire his weapon, and both escaped serious injury.