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Vacaville Shoplifting Suspect Crashes On I-80 After Being Shot By Officer

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Authorities on the scene of a crash following a police chase and shooting on Interstate 80 in Vacaville on June 28, 2013. (CBS)

Authorities on the scene of a crash following a police chase and shooting on Interstate 80 in Vacaville on June 28, 2013. (CBS)

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VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — A Vacaville police officer shot at least one of two suspects who allegedly stole televisions from a Wal-Mart on Friday afternoon, Vacaville spokesman Mark Mazzaferro said.

The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. in Vacaville, Mazzaferro said.

A Vacaville police officer tried to stop the suspects who fled in a vehicle, but the car sped away onto eastbound Interstate 80, Mazzaferro said.

At some point an officer fired a shot at the vehicle, striking a male suspect in the chest, Mazzaferro said.

The suspects’ car hit two other vehicles on eastbound I-80 between Meridian and Midway roads, Mazzaferro said.

The female suspect in the car suffered a hand injury either when the Vacaville officer shot at the car or in one of the two collisions on the highway, Mazzaferro said.

The two suspects and the five people in the two other cars were all taken to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, Mazzaferro said.

The condition of the man who was shot in the chest is not known.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter landed on the freeway but was not needed to transport any of the injured to the hospital, Mazzaferro said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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