3 California officers, 1 suspect shot: authorities

Last Updated Aug 30, 2017 6:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  Authorities say three police officers and one suspect were shot during a vehicle theft investigation. 

The scene in Sacramento remains active and there may be more suspects.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tony Turnball says two California Highway Patrol officers and one sheriff’s deputy were in a hospital Wednesday after being hit by gunfire from inside a hotel room.

Turnball says he doesn’t know the officers’ conditions. 

The officers were in the area late Wednesday morning investigating stolen vehicles, CBS Sacremento reports. Two suspects were seen getting into a car and were then chased by authorities. The chase ended in Elk Grove and two women were taken into custody.

Investigators then found the room the suspects had fled from at the Ramada Inn. While attempting to do a search, a suspect from inside the room opened fire through the door — wounding two CHP investigators.

Deputies responded to the back side of the hotel and were engaged by the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a high-powered rifle. Gunfire was exchanged and a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy was hurt. The suspect was able to get into a car and led authorities on a chase down Fulton and El Camino Avenues before crashing near Watt.

The suspect exchanged gunfire with authorities. He was hit by gunfire and taken into custody.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Source: CBS News – United States



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