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San Diego officer shot in head, suspect killed in gun battle

August 6, 2011 |  9:18 pm

A San Diego police officer was shot twice in the head during a gun battle with two or more fleeing suspects, officials said.

One suspect was fatally shot, and a second was barricaded inside a house surrounded by a San Diego Police Department SWAT team.

The officer was rushed to a hospital, where his condition is unknown.

What started the gun battle was unclear. Early reports indicated that it began about 5:30 p.m. with an attempted robbery at a fast food restaurant in the City Heights neighborhood.


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