Suspect shot in Chula Vista officer-involved shooting

CHULA VISTA (CNS) – A man suspected of robbing a South Bay drugstore
early Monday was wounded a short time later in a shootout with a patrolman,
authorities reported.

The officer-involved shooting near the intersection of C Street and
Fourth Avenue in Chula Vista occurred about 1:30 a.m., according to police.

The patrolman was responding to a report of an armed robbery at a CVS
Pharmacy when he spotted a suspect near the business, Capt. Gary Wedge said.

The suspect allegedly opened fire on the patrolman, prompting him to
return fire.

Medics took the suspect to a hospital for treatment of at least one
gunshot wound. His name and condition were not immediately available.

Though the exchange of gunfire was a “pretty traumatic event,” the
involved officer was unhurt and coping well, the captain said.

Traffic lanes were closed in the area to allow for investigations until
shortly after 10:30 a.m., Lt. Buddy Magor said.

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