The war continues…PLEASE PRAY for the two police officers and their families during this horrible time. One police officer has been killed and another severely wounded. The two brave officers are members of the Elite Gang Unit in San Diego. They made a traffic stop last night and the suspects opened fire on them. One suspect is in custody and others are on the loose. A manhunt is underway for more suspects:
FOX NEWS UPDATE:
One police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday.
Shortly after stopping their car, the officers called for emergency cover.
Additional law enforcement officers swarmed the area. There, they found both officers suffering from gunshot wounds.
One officer, who suffered multiple wounds, was rushed in a patrol car to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest. Doctors were unable to save his life.
Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a Twitter post that she had left the hospital where the injured officer had come out of surgery and that he’s expected to survive.
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There was no immediate word on what touched off the violence, which occurred around 11 p.m. PDT Thursday in the southeastern part of town.
Police searched the area for suspects and urged residents to stay indoors.
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