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Officer Involved Shooting In Riverside Leaves Man In Critical Condition

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RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A police pursuit in Riverside ended Thursday night with a driver in custody and a passenger in critical condition after being shot by a Riverside Police officer.

Around 8:20 p.m., officers reportedly attempted to make a routine traffic stop. The female driver of a white sedan led police on a short pursuit that ended near the intersection of 10th Street and Ottawa Avenue.

The female driver was taken into custody, but her male passenger took off on foot. An officer chased after him and at some point opened fire.

The man was transferred to Riverside Community Hospital in critical condition.

Police recovered a gun nearby. An investigation is underway.

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