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Antioch Police Officer Shot By Carjacking Suspect in Pittsburg: Police

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    An Antioch police officer was allegedly shot by a carjacking suspect in Pittsburg late Wednesday, according to police. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016)

    An Antioch police officer was allegedly shot by a carjacking suspect in Pittsburg late Wednesday, according to police.

    The alleged carjacking occurred in Bay Point and was reported to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, who notified Antioch police at 5:52 p.m. that a man with a shotgun had last been seen driving a stolen BMW toward Pittsburg and Antioch.

    At 6:11 p.m., an Antioch officer saw the vehicle in the vicinity of West 10th Street and Verne Roberts Circle, and pursued it when the driver fled.

    "We could hear the car speeding by with the cops following," witness Jennifer Gonzales said. "You could hear a couple of sirens.

    The driver crashed at the intersection of Leland and Loveridge roads, then opened fire on officers as they approached, striking one. Other officers returned fire, but the suspect surrendered without getting shot.

    The injured officer was transported to a hospital for medical treatment, but has already been released, police said.

    No other information was immediately available.

    NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd contributed to this report.

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