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CHP officer shot along interstate in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 27, 2022: Law enforcement investigate a scene on I-8 near I-805 in Mission Valley where a CHP officer was reportedly shot twice on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. I-8 was closed in both directions. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)


Phil Diehl

The San Diego Union-Tribune

A California Highway Patrol officer was taken to a hospital after being shot on Interstate 8 at Interstate 805 in Mission Valley early Wednesday evening, according to San Diego police.

A suspect was arrested at the scene, said Officer Darius Jamsetjee. The injured officer’s condition was not immediately available.

According to multiple media reports, the CHP officer was shot in the leg and taken by ambulance to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

I-8 was closed in both directions in the area beneath the I-8 to I-805 interchange and remained closed at 8:10 p.m.

CHP Officer Jake Sanchez said about 8:30 p.m. he was on the way to the hospital to speak with the officer, and that he would have more information later in the evening.

This is the second shooting incident in four days involving CHP officers on local freeways.

In what appeared to be an unrelated incident Sunday, someone in a passing vehicle fired shots as CHP officers and firefighters worked a fatal collision on I-805 near state Route 94.

No one was hit by the gunfire Sunday, and officers were looking for a white pickup that drove away from the scene.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Updates:

7:35 p.m. April 27, 2022: This story was updated to say the freeway has not reopened yet and to add information.

This story originally appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune.

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