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BREAKING: California Officer Injured At Car Crash Scene

A Garden Grove police officer was injured on Wednesday morning when he responded to the scene of a car wreck.

Update: The initial story reported that a Garden Grove police officer was shot. That information was incorrect. The officer was injured during the incident but not wounded by gunfire, according to the Garden Grove Police Department.

Garden Grove, CA – A Garden Grove police officer was injured while responding to a car wreck in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police said the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 26 when officers responded to the scene of a crash in the 13500-block of Harbor Boulevard at Trask Avenue, KNBC reported.

When police tried to make contact with one of the parties involved in the wreck, one of the drivers started fighting with officers, KABC reported.

Police said that altercation led to an officer-involved shooting and a Garden Grove police officer was injured during the struggle, KABC reported.

The suspect was fatally shot.

The wounded officer and the suspect were both transported to the hospital, KABC reported.

Garden Grove Police Lieutenant Richard Burillo told Blue Lives Matter that the officer was treated for minor injuries and has already been medically cleared.

The suspect died at the hospital, KABC reported.

Police have not yet said whether the suspect had a weapon.

Roads around the area have been shut down while police investigate the crash and what led up to the shooting, KABC reported.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated. For all of our updates, follow us on Facebook and go to your news feed preferences under your settings, then select that you want to see more of Blue Lives Matter posts in your news feed. Otherwise, Facebook may not show you updates.

Sandy Malone - February Wed, 2020


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