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SWAT Team Surrounds Mountain View Home After Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop


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A San Diego Police officer aims a weapon amid pouring rain during the standoff. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A suspected shooter was holed up inside a residence after a San Diego Police officer was struck with a bullet during a pursuit in Mountain View on Monday.

Around 12:30 a.m., police spotted a stolen vehicle and asked the driver to pull over, however the vehicle sped away, prompting a lengthy pursuit on several freeways, according to authorities.

Around 1:30 a.m., the driver got out of the vehicle, opened fire on an officer and ran into an apartment unit in the 1000 block of 44th Street, according to police.

SWAT units were on the scene surrounding the residence.

The officer who was shot was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to media reports.

Police asked drivers to avoid the following roads: Logan Avenue from south 43rd Street to south 46th Street, south 45th Street and Keeler Avenue and Newton Avenue from south 43rd Street to south 45th Street.


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