Fuerza Pública officers shot it out with two men Wednesday night in San Juan de Poás, Alajuela.
The agency said that the officers on patrol happened on the aftermath of a dispute where a man identified by the last name of Chinchilla died. He was 21 and suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
The two men involved in the murder began to flee in a car and engaged the officers in a firefight. One officer, identified as Henry Solano Sánchez, suffered a bullet wound to the hand. He was lucky because later police confiscated a .40-caliber pistol.
Solano and his partner still managed to chase down suspects and make an arrest.