A Yonkers, New York is recovering after she was shot in the face while responding to a call about a suspicious car Monday night.
Officer Kayla Maher and her partner were responding to a call in the neighborhood about a report of a suspicious vehicle occupied by two males around 8 p.m. near Marshall Road and Ridge Drive when the shooting occurred, according to WCBS-TV.
Officials said that as the officer approached the vehicle, one of the passengers produced a firearm and fired several shots at the officers at point-blank range, striking Maher in the jaw. The officers returned fire, hitting the shooter.
Both suspects were taken into custody. The wounded suspect was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano told reporters at a press conference that Maher is stable and is "remarkably in good spirits" after being transported to a local hospital.
"She's a wonderful police officer, heroic in what she did, gutsy as we would expect her to be," he said. "We know she will make a full recovery."
The 26-year-old officer is a two-year veteran of the force and the daughter of a retired New York City police sergeant.