UPDATE (Sept. 26, 2016, 2:00 p.m.): Shafter police have identified the officer who shot a half-naked man using a squeegee to bathe at a Fastrip gas station last week.
A man has been taken to a hospital after he was shot by Shafter Police early Wednesday morning around 1:42 a.m.
According to Shafter police, a man had a large knife in his waist when officers approached the suspect sitting in a black SUV, according to Shafter police.
The suspect failed to follow commands and drove toward officers where his vehicle collided with their patrol car. Police opened fire on him, hitting him in the hand as he jumped out of the moving vehicle.
Shafter police believe the man was under the influence of a controlled substance.
Police said officers fired as many as five shots.
The suspect was struck in the left hand only, and had other minor injuries as a result of his jumping out of the moving vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
The vehicle was later confirmed as stolen.
None of the officers involved were injured and will be put on administrative leave as the District Attorney's office conducts a shooting investigation.
Any questions should be directed to Captain Jeff Bell or Chief Walter Tibbet.