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Police Shoot Attacker

  • By David Barron

ALHAMBRA - Alhambra police shot and wounded a man who struck an officer with a car on Main Street early Saturday, authorities said.

The shooting took place just after 2 a.m. at Main and 2nd streets, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said in a written statement. Two Alhambra officers were on foot patrol whey spotted a car driving in the wrong direction on 2nd Street, according to Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

"The officers attempted to stop the car, but the driver did not yield, struck one of the officers and an officer-involved shooting occurred," she said. The driver was struck by the gunfire.
Fellow officers stopped the car several blocks away, Hecht said, and two men inside were arrested.

The officer suffered non-life-threatening injures, according to news reports.

The wounded driver of the car was hospitalized in stable condition, Hecht said. His passenger was treated for injuries received in an "earlier unrelated altercation."

Sherriff's officials withheld the suspects' names early Saturday.

Alhambra police deferred all comments to the sheriff's department, which is assisting in the investigation.

No further information was released.

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