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PROSSER, Wash. -- A police officer was shot in south central Washington overnight while responding to reports of a possible break-in.

According to a news release from the city of Prosser, officers responded just after 1 a.m. Monday to reports of someone trying to break in to two apartments in a complex in the 200 block of Canyon Drive.

When one of the officers saw someone in the parking lot, the person ran from the officer and started firing shots, shooting a police officer in the leg.

The officer was taken to Prosser Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was released Monday morning.

The suspect, a 19-year-old man, was arrested Monday afternoon in Centralia. A second suspect was arrested in Pasco.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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