Shootout sends NJ cop to hospital

October 15, 2009 9:19:18 AM PDT
A police shootout in a quiet Roselle neighborhood sent an officer to the hospital. Police and two suspects exchanged gunfire when officers arrived at a home on Warren Avenue sometime after midnight.

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When the weapon discharged during the confrontation, the bullet hit the officer's left hand in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital to be treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Two suspects fled the scene and authorities launched a large search for them. They looked in nearby backyards and the woods using thermal imaging cameras.

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