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California Highway Patrol officer shot after chase, expected to survive

"At this point, we truly feel that he is the sole person responsible, and there's no one outstanding that was with him.'
California Highway Patrol
Posted at 8:21 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 23:21:45-05

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — A California Highway Patrol officer is expected to survive after being shot at the end of a chase on Friday.

The Tulare County Sheriff said the suspect allegedly threatened visitors with weapons at Sequoia National Park. He may have been involved with an armed robbery outside the park and Cal Fire officers said he shot at them when they pulled him over.

A multi-agency chase followed and the suspect ended up leaving his car in this orchard.

Highway patrol officers said they approached and the suspect ambushed them. one of the officers got shot in the shoulder.

Deputies arrived and exchanged fire with the suspect who was subdued after a gunshot to the leg.

"At this point, we truly feel that he is the sole person responsible, and there's no one outstanding that was with him. All men and women in all agencies acted professionally, only using that force which was necessary," said Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux.

The suspect was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown.