Two police officers shot in Santa Maria
December 8, 2011
A gunman shot two Santa Maria Police officers before being shot and killed by police during a shootout that occurred shortly after 8 a.m. today on the 300 block of Agnes Avenue. [SantaMariaTimes]
The two currently unnamed officers are undergoing surgery at Marian Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
As part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, police officers engaged in a short vehicle pursuit with plans to arrest the occupants. And while several of the suspects fled the car, the primary suspect stayed in the SUV and opened fire on the officers shooting one in the hand and one in the leg.
Officers fired back and killed the suspect, the Santa Maria Times said. The four officers involved in the shooting are currently on administrative leave while the incident is investigated.