HEMET (CBSLA) – A 17-year-old boy who was driving a suspected stolen vehicle was shot by a detective during a traffic stop, Hemet police said Saturday.
Detectives with the department’s Crime Suppression Unit conducted the traffic stop at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North San Jacinto Street, Lt. Jeff Davis said.
“Detectives transitioned to a high risk stop after a records check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen from the San Diego area. An officer involved shooting occurred during the stop,” Davis said.
The San Diego teen was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and later released to his guardian after receiving treatment, according to a news release.
It was unclear what led to the shooting.
No officers were injured in the encounter, and an investigation was ongoing.
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