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Teen theft suspect shot by Hemet police


Last updated 1/5/2019 at 11:03am

HEMET - A 17-year-old driving a vehicle that police suspected to be stolen was shot by a detective during a traffic stop, Hemet police said on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Detectives with the department's Crime Suppression Unit conducted the traffic stop at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North San Jacinto Street, Lt. Jeff Davis said.

"Detectives transitioned to a high-risk stop after a records check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen from the San Diego area. An officer-involved shooting occurred during the stop,'' Davis said.

The San Diego teen was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and later released to his guardian after receiving treatment, according to the news release.

It was unclear what led to the shooting, and a call to Davis by a reporter this morning was not returned.

No officers were injured in the encounter, and an investigation was ongoing.


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