Suspect shot, wounded after pursuit in Riverside County

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the police shooting of a suspect at the end of a pursuit.

The Sheriff’s Department says the pursuit began shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday when officers from the Beaumont Police Department were trying to make a traffic stop in the neighboring city of Banning and the vehicle failed to yield.

The vehicle pursuit ended when the driver got out while armed with a firearm and was shot.

The suspect was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Beaumont police requested the county department conduct an independent investigation.

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