SUNNYVALE (KCBS) – A California Highway Patrol officer shot and wounded a suspect after a car chase that ended in Sunnyvale early Thursday morning, a Sunnyvale police spokesman said.
The CHP was pursuing a vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 when the chase went onto city streets about 1:30 a.m., Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Capt. Dave Verbrugge said.READ MORE: UPDATE: Estrada Fire Containment Now 25%; Evacuation Orders Downgraded as Crews Mop Up
The car being chased stopped in the 300 block of Alturas Avenue and an altercation ensued, Verbrugge said. The CHP officer, fearing for his life, drew his firearm and shot the suspect, according to Verbrugge.
The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment. Verbrugge did not know his condition.READ MORE: Pandemic Points Up Need to Diversify Lake Tahoe Tourist Economy
Verbrugge said the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety is investigating the shooting, as it occurred within city limits.
As of late Thursday morning, the block where the shooting happened remained closed because of the investigation.
MORE NEWS: Pleasant Hill Police Ask Public for Help Finding Stabbing Suspect
(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)