SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A California Highway Patrol officer shot and wounded a shotgun-wielding 22-year-old man Saturday, following a brief pursuit of a speeding stolen car that ended in the Logan Heights neighborhood, San Diego police said.
The officer, who had been with the CHP for five years, flipped on the patrol motorcycle's lights and siren in an attempt to pull over a 1990s Honda sedan he spotted about 9:40 a.m. speeding south on Interstate 805, on Interstate 8 then on Route 15, according to San Diego police Lt. Jorge Duran.
The car was reported stolen from the Mira Mesa earlier Saturday, he said.
The driver sped through traffic -- at more than 100 mph at times -- then exited the freeway at Ocean View Boulevard and lost control of the car, Duran said.
The driver as got out of car carrying a shotgun and the officer ordered him to stop several times, Duran said.
The suspect then ran west on Ocean View Boulevard and headed south on 33rd Street. He then stopped and turned toward the CHP officer, still holding the shotgun, Duran said.
The officer, who feared he was about to be shot, drew his duty weapon and fired several shots. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, surrendered and was taken to a hospital, Duran said.
Police said westbound traffic on Ocean View Boulevard was temporarily blocked at 35th Street. The southbound Route 15 off ramp to Ocean View Boulevard was closed but has since reopened.
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San Diego (CBS 8) - San Diego police are investigating a CHP officer-involved shooting Saturday.
It happened around 9:42 a.m., near the intersection of Ocean View and S. 33rd St. in Logan Heights.
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