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CHP officer shoots suspected car thief in San Diego

October 6, 2012 |  5:18 pm

A California Highway Patrol officer shot a suspected car thief who was carrying a shotgun and resisting arrest, San Diego police said Saturday.

"Fearing he was about to be shot, the officer fired several rounds," said Lt. Jorge Doran.

The 22-year-old suspect was taken to the hospital with wounds described as non-life threatening. The officer is described as a five-year veteran.


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