MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer investigating a carjacking was shot during a traffic stop, authorities said.

The shooting occurred Sunday night in a busy commercial area near Interstate 75 in Monroe which is 40 miles south of Detroit.

The officer, Cpl. Renae Peterson, was in serious but stable condition Monday, the Monroe News reported.

A witness, Bryan Workman, told the newspaper that the officer asked for help while lying on the street.

“There was a lot of blood,” he said. “(The officer) appeared in shock.”

Peterson was taken to a Toledo, Ohio, hospital after she was shot in the abdomen, said Capt. John Wall, a Monroe police spokesman.

Two suspects who fled on foot were captured.

Kathleen Clark heard the shots while in a drive-thru lane at a Taco Bell.

“You don’t know what to do,” she said. “Honestly, I just started praying.”

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