Shoot-Out Kills Suspects, Wounds Police Officer in Ventura

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - A 25-year-old Ventura County man was shot and killed by police officers in a gunfire exchange that also wounded an officer.

The Ventura County Star reported Sunday that 25-year-old Edgar Garcia was shot Saturday shortly after 8p.m. in the backyard of his Santa Paula home.

Police were called to the house to investigate reports of a man displaying a handgun. They were met with gunfire when they arrived.

Garcia was shot in the upper torso. An officer was injured, but the wound was not life-threatening.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated by the sheriff's department.


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