4 Alhambra Officers Open Fire On Car That Allegedly Struck Cop Who Attempted Stop
ALHAMBRA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities on Saturday continued to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Alhambra.
CBS2’s Joy Benedict reports that the incident happened just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of West Main and North Second streets.
According to Benedict, the incident began after an officer on foot observed and attempted to stop a vehicle that was allegedly traveling on the wrong side of the road.
Investigators say after vehicle failed to stop, it sped up and struck the officer. Four officers then opened fire on the vehicle which reportedly traveled four blocks before coming to a stop.
Video taken from the scene after the incident shows the suspect vehicle riddled with bullet holes. According to Benedict, dozens of rounds were fired.
The driver and passenger in that vehicle were taken to area hospitals. Benedict reports that the driver was struck in the upper torso. The passenger, although not injured in the shooting, had sustained a head injury from a fight elsewhere.
Additionally, an officer was also transported to an area hospital. Benedict reports that the injured were listed in good condition.
Investigators tell Benedict that the suspect vehicle was also allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash in an alleyway prior to the shooting. The pedestrian in that accident reportedly declined medical treatment.
Benedict reports that when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, they had no knowledge of the hit-and-run.