San Bernardino

Downey Police Officer Shot in San Bernardino

The officer was working with a taskforce on a anti-narcotics operation.

A Downey police officer was shot in San Bernardino Friday afternoon and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

One suspect was killed, and another arrested after the two opened fire on officers who were approaching a home to serve a search warrant.

The incident happened outside a home in the 1000 block of E. Rialto Avenue, according to Lt. Richard Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department.

Lawhead said the officer was wearing a bulletproof vest and was hit three times. The officers were wearing helmets and protective gear at the time of the shooting.

The injured officer was treated at a local trauma center and was released late Thursday night.

The officer was in Downey working with a taskforce, Sgt. Dan Samano of the Downey Police Department said. The officers were conducting surveillace related to a narcotics investigation.

About 15 homes were evacuated while police searched the neighborhood.

A large quantity of narcotics was later found inside the home where the shooting occurred. Children were also taken from the home.

Beverly White contributed to this report.

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