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California Highway Patrol officer shot while investigating Mission Valley crash

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Posted at 6:54 PM, Apr 27, 2022

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 used the officer's handcuffs and were able to help detain the suspect, who was identified only as a 25-year-old San Diego resident.

The CHP identified the officer as an eight-year veteran of the department.

CHP officials did not offer any additional details on the person suspected of shooting the officer.

Watch the full news briefing below: