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Calif. officer wounded, gunman killed in shootout

A second trooper aided the injured officer until emergency medical crews arrived

By Robert Salonga and Matthias Gafni
Vallejo Times Herald

VALLEJO, Calif. — A California Highway Patrol officer was critically injured and a person suspected of shooting him was killed in a traffic-stop shootout Tuesday morning on a San Ramon Valley freeway, sparking a daylong road closure and drawing dozens of officers to the hospital to keep vigil over their downed comrade.

The officer had made contact with the suspect about 8:20 a.m. near the Livorna Road offramp from southbound Interstate 680 when the suspect suddenly opened fire, officials said. Another CHP officer, who had joined the traffic stop in a standard safety procedure, then shot and wounded the suspect.

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