Off-duty La Habra officer shot with his own weapon

CASTAIC, Calif. - Authorities say an off-duty La Habra police officer was shot with his own weapon during a fight after a traffic accident on a Southern California freeway.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the incident occurred just before dawn Saturday on Interstate 5 near Templin Highway in Castaic, where the officer's car was involved in a collision.

During a subsequent struggle, the other driver used the officer's handgun to shoot him.

The Sheriff's Department says the officer's injuries were not life threatening. His name was not released.

The gun has not been recovered, and no description of the suspect or his vehicle was released.

An investigation is ongoing.
 

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