EL CERRITO (CBS SF) – A man was shot and wounded by an off-duty San Francisco police officer in El Cerrito on Sunday night, according to El Cerrito police.
The shooting was reported at about 10 p.m. on Moeser Lane approximately a block or so from San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito police Capt. Robert De La Campa said.
Police told KPIX 5 that the victim, who is only being identified as a man in his 40s, was reportedly shot in the back and was taken to Highland Hospital trauma center. He did not have a gun on him.
The officer who shot the man is not in police custody but is being interviewed by investigators, De La Campa said. Details about what led up to the shooting weren’t immediately provided.
“Physically he appears to be okay. We are not aware that he is injured. Right now we are just getting started with the investigation,” De La Campa said early Monday morning.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the shooting and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office crime lab also worked the scene, De La Campa said, who added El Cerrito police are investigating whether it is a criminal case.
San Francisco police haven’t returned requests for comment as of 5 a.m. Monday. No further information is immediately available.
The man who was shot is listed as stable at the hospital, police said. He is expected to survive.
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