Miami officer shot in face recovering

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami-Dade police officer is recovering after he was shot in the face while serving a search warrant.

Officer Gustavo Hernandez was recovering Friday at Jackson
Memorial Hospital.

Police say the bullet blew off part of his lower jaw, including several teeth.

Miami-Dade Police Director Robert Parker says the injured officer was serving a narcotics search warrant at a home Thursday when he was shot.

A woman inside the home was also shot. Authorities believe she shot the officer and was wounded in the exchange.

The woman is being treated at the same hospital as the officer.
She's listed in critical condition.

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