SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A California Highway Patrol officer is in serious but stable condition after being shot in Mission Valley Wednesday evening.
According to CHP, the incident began while an officer investigated a crash along Interstate 8 near the 805 around 6 p.m.
At some point during the investigation, CHP said the officer became involved in a struggle with a pedestrian when the officer was shot in the thigh.
Several good Samaritans at the scene were able to help detain the suspect, who was identified only as a 25-year-old San Diego resident.
The officer, who is an eight-year veteran of the department, is in serious but stable condition, CHP added.
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