CHP Officer Shot, Suspect Killed, During Vehicle Stop


A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was shot and injured after making a car stop in the northern California town of Eureka on Sunday. The officer, injured in the leg, was able to return fire, killing the suspect.

The situation began in the late afternoon on Sunday when a CHP officer made a car stop at 4th and Q Streets in Eureka.

According to Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills, a short time after the officer made the car stop, "a person came out of the car firing a handgun at him and he was struck and he went down and he returned fire, wounding the suspect. That suspect has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and that's all we have at this time."

After returning fire, the officer was able to hold the other vehicle occupants at gunpoint until other officers arrived to assist. 

The injured officer sustained "non-life threatening" injuries and is expected to survive.


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