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A man who used his car to hit an officer was shot and wounded in Alhambra. Antonio Castelan reports for Today in LA Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2012.
Detectives on Saturday were investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that wounded a man who deputies said drove his car into an officer who tried to stop him after he hit a pedestrian.
The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. on Main and Second streets, said Alhambra police Sgt. Richard Aguayo.
A second man suffered an unspecified injury in the shooting, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which sent homicide detectives to the scene to assist Alhambra police in the investigation.
It was unclear whether the second suspect was also struck by gunfire.
The suspects' vehicle struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Main and First streets and officers attempted to stop the car at Main and Second streets, Aguayo said.
“The vehicle hit an officer (and) at that point officers fired at the vehicle,” Aguayo told City News Service. “We ended up stopping the vehicle about a quarter-mile down the road.”
The officer struck by the car was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to sheriff's officials.
Both suspects were taken to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately available, according to the sheriff's department.
At least one of the suspects, the driver of the car, was wounded by gunfire, Aguayo said.
The pedestrian who was struck was not seriously wounded and refused to go to the hospital.
The vehicle involved had a smashed windshield where it struck the officer and was riddled with bullet holes and bullet casings littered the street.
City News Service contributed to this report.