FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — A 7-year veteran of the Fullerton Police Department has been hospitalized after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop in Orange County.
About 12:15 a.m. Sunday, the officer attempted a traffic stop at Woods and Knepp Avenues when police say the driver fired at him.
“As he approached the vehicle, the driver produced a handgun and fired at the officer striking him multiple times,” Sgt. Jeff Stuart, a Fullerton Police Department spokesman told KNX 1070 Newsradio. “The officer was able to return fire. It’s unknown if anyone was struck in the vehicle.”