- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A central California police officer is recovering after being shot by a suspect in Porterville.

KFSN-TV reports (https://abc30.tv/2b32FY0 ) that the officer was shot in the hip while pursuing a suspect who fled on foot after a traffic stop on Thursday.

Porterville Police Chief Eric Kroutil says as the suspect ran away he opened fire, striking the pursuing officer. The officer was able to return fire and a second officer arrived at the scene and also shot the suspect.

The suspect was hit several times in his leg, arm and torso. He is in critical condition but expected to survive.

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Information from: KFSN-TV.

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