Deputy Wounds Suspect in Shooting After Car Chase

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    The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in San Lorenzo.

    A Northern California sheriff's deputy has shot and wounded a suspect after a car chase that began with a traffic violation.

    Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy April Luckett said that a suspect driving a black BMW failed to yield to investigators' sirens after a traffic violation Tuesday afternoon in unincorporated Hayward.

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    Deputies chased the car but lost track of it when it entered Interstate 880 northbound, Luckett said.

    Later, another deputy spotted the vehicle in San Lorenzo, she said, and a witness told investigators that it appeared that the deputy fired at the car in fear for his life.

    The suspect was apprehended, and he is now recovering at a local hospital from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the bicep, Luckett said.

    The deputy involved is a seven-year veteran and is on paid administrative leave during the investigation.