A man shot a woman early Monday morning then shot at an officer as he fled, but was arrested during a neighborhood search, a Hemet police lieutenant said.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired at 4:55 a.m. in the 600 block of West Florida Avenue and found a woman with a gunshot wound to her torso, Lt. Jeff Davis said.
When police attempted to arrest the suspect, Kevin Carter, 39, of Hemet, he allegedly pulled out a gun, shot at an officer and fled, Davis said.
The officer suffered minor injuries.
Police canvassed the neighborhood and eventually found the suspect and arrested him, according to Davis.
The gunshot victim was hospitalized in stable condition, he said.
Carter was booked on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder and was awaiting transport to a Riverside County Jail.