Fullerton police search for two men after officer-involved shooting
The suspects were pulled over in a dark-colored, four-door Pontiac about 12:13 a.m. near the cross streets of Woods and Knepp avenues, Fullerton Police Lt. Michael Chlebowski said.
As the male officer approached the vehicle, the driver fired a handgun, striking the officer multiple times, Chlebowski said.
The officer, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, managed to return fire but it was not known if he struck either of the two occupants. He was transported to a local hospital and was in stable condition. He has been with the department for seven years.
After issuing a “blue alert,” authorities located the suspects’ car in Riverside.
Anyone with information is asked to call Fullerton police at (714) 738-6800.
-- Corina Knoll
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