ALHAMBRA (CNS) – A man was shot and wounded by police in Alhambra today as he allegedly drove a car into another officer. Just after 2 a.m. Alhambra police officers on foot patrol at the intersection of Second and Main streets saw a wrong way driver on Second Street, according to a department statement. The driver was was going south in the northbound lane.
The officers attempted to stop the car, but the driver did not yield and the car ran into one of the officers.
Police opened fire. and the suspect vehicle was stopped a few blocks away. Two people inside were arrested, according to the statement.
Their car had a smashed windshield where it had apparently struck the officer and was riddled with bullet holes, said a news photographer at the scene. Bullet casings littered the ground.
The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the suspect vehicle — who was hit by police gunfire — was transported to a hospital with stable life signs, police reports said.
The other person in the car was found to have been injured in some sort of earlier fight, and was given treatment for that. Both suspects are adults, but the department refused to release their names.
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