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Two Officers Shot in San Diego, One Expected to Survive


San Diego Police Department via ABC screengrab

Two police officers were shot Thursday night during a traffic stop in San Diego, California. One passed away while the other is expected to survive.

Details remain sketchy for now. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said that one suspect is in custody, NBC San Diego reports. The man, a Hispanic male, was also shot, and is in custody at a hospital.

Zimmerman stated that the officers reportedly called in the shooting shortly after they responded to a routine traffic stop. When asked if this was an ambush, she said the investigation is ongoing: “We don’t have enough information at this point.”

Update – July 30, 10:25 a.m. EST:

Chief Zimmerman announced the arrest of the suspect.

She also released the names of the two officers involved.

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