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October 07, 2013
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Off-duty Calif. cop shot with own gun

The officer was involved in a collision and the other driver used his weapon to shoot him

By Bettina Boxall
Los Angeles Times

LA HABRA, Calif. — An off-duty La Habra police officer was shot with his own weapon early Saturday during a fight after a traffic accident on the 5 Freeway in Castaic, authorities said.

The shooting is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which said the officer's injuries were not life threatening.

The incident occurred near Templin Highway at 5:15 a.m., when the officer was involved in a traffic collision. During a subsequent struggle, the other driver used the officer's handgun to shoot him, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The gun has not been recovered, and no description of the suspect or his vehicle was released.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Copyright 2013 the Los Angeles Times

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