CHP Officer Suffers ‘Serious’ Gunshot Wound; a group of citizens offers medical aid and captures a suspect – judicial officer

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SAN DIEGO- A California Highway Patrol officer was shot and injured on Interstate 8 while investigating a traffic accident Wednesday night near San Diego’s Mission Valley, according to reports.

CHP Captain Michael Harris said the officer was ‘investigating a traffic accident when he became involved in a struggle with a pedestrian resulting in a single gunshot’, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

Citizens quickly stepped in to help the downed officer by providing medical aid and bravely subduing the 25-year-old shooter.

A video of the actions taken by the Good Samaritans was shared on social media on Thursday. A group of men appear to be holding the suspect at knifepoint while others rescue the injured officer. Other CHP officers arrived at the scene shortly, the Post-Millennium Report.

The injured officer was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital. He was shot in the right thigh. Officials said he was stabilized after sustaining a serious gunshot wound.

A man who was tending to the injured officer was heard asking for a tourniquet. It was unclear if the officer’s femoral artery had been hit by gunfire.

Captain Harris said the unnamed suspect is in custody and will be charged “once they are explored and determined,” according to Fox 5 San Diego.

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