Police are questioning a man over the shooting of an unarmed officer during a neighbourhood call. The 33-year-old officer is believed to have been blasted with a shotgun as she and a colleague called at a house in Leeds shortly after 4am yesterday.
The female police officer shot today in Leeds is said to be in a "poorly but stable" condition in hospital.
Her injuries are said to be not life-threatening.
The 33-year-old Neigbourhood Response Officer suffered gunshot injuries to her face, neck and right hand when she and a male colleague went to investigate reports of a disturbance in the Hyde Park area of Leeds just after 4am.
Police have confirmed they recovered a firearm after arresting a man in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Leeds.
West Yorkshire Police revealed that information from the public helped them identify and detain the 37-year-old suspect believed to be James Leslie.
"Our active enquiries have led us to identify and detain a man in connection with this serious offence. Officers made an arrest at 10.10am on Wood Lane, Leeds, and I can confirm that we have recovered a firearm," Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd said.
"This followed information provided to us by a member of the public that a man fitting the description had been seen nearby. An arrest was made quickly and any potential risk to the public has been removed."
The man who called the police to the disturbance in Leeds early this morning which resulted in a female police officer being shot has told ITV News Calendar that it sounded like fireworks going off when the gunman opened fire on the two officers.