California police officer ‘critical,’ suspect dead after gunfire outside police station

Authorities said that a California police officer was in critical but stable condition in a trauma center on Friday night after being shot outside police headquarters.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. in La Habra, a city of about 60,000 residents in Orange County, about 22 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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The officer, who was not immediately identified, responded after some kind of disturbance developed outside the police station, La Habra police wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

“The suspect involved is deceased and there are no other outstanding suspects,” the statement said. “A firearm was recovered at the scene.”

Further details about the incident remained unclear.

An investigation by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office was already underway, the police statement said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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