VIDEO: Law enforcement officer shot in face in Sacramento after fight, suspect arrested

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a law enforcement officer has been shot in Sacramento.

A transit deputy was shot in the face at a light rail station in Sacramento after getting into a fight with a suspect.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull says the deputy was conscious and talking as he was being transported to a hospital by ambulance.

He says officers in a helicopter who responded to the scene within minutes after the shooting saw the suspect ran into a hotel. He says about 100 officers are at the scene.

The suspect, 27, was arrested at around 9:15 p.m. He was found outside in a motel hallway tucked into an alcove in a fetal position.

He says the shooting happened Monday evening at the Regional Transit light rail station near Watt Avenue and Interstate 80.

Turnbull says the deputy and the shooter got into a fight, which escalated into a shooting.

It’s not clear what started the fight.

The deputy suffered some facial injury and is going into surgery for his jaw.

No weapon was found, but police are searching the area for it.

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