A police officer shot a suspect during a foot pursuit Wednesday afternoon, following an earlier shooting in Northern California, authorities said.
Two officers with the Grass Valley Police Department returned fire at a man who allegedly shot a victim before firing shots at police and a California Highway Patrol officer while fleeing a search perimeter, according to a department news release.
One of the officers struck the suspect, who was then taken to a hospital in Roseville for treatment. No officers were injured.
The incident began shortly after 4:15 p.m. as a possible theft reported in the 400 block of French Avenue, the Police Department said in a news release.
Arriving officers heard gunfire in the area, the department wrote, and it was later determined that the party who initially reported the theft had been shot.
Police set up a search perimeter. During the search, the suspect “fired at least one additional round toward a responding CHP officer who was standing outside of his vehicle,” the Police Department wrote.
A foot pursuit followed, during which the suspect fired at least one more shot toward pursuing officers, according to the news release. The two police officers returned fire, with one of them striking the suspect near the 400 block of French Avenue.
The suspect, identified by police as 26-year-old Austin Wallace of Grass Valley, and the victim he allegedly shot on French Avenue were both treated at the scene by officers before being transported to hospitals, where they continued to receive treatment as of Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were not known.
Grass Valley police said the officer-involved shooting incident is being investigated by a Nevada County multi-agency critical incident team.