The incident happened around 4:00 a.m. on the 6300 block of Palmetto Street.
Action News has learned that residents heard a break-in inside a backyard shed and called two neighboring off-duty officers who live in the area.
The officers discovered the suspect taking items from the shed - a generator, a saw and a weed whacker.
The officers yelled "police activity" and the suspect fled.
Officials say one of the officers' gun accidentally dischargedm but the suspect was not hit.
Police called out a K-9 unit to try and track the suspect down. So far, there is no word on an arrest.