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Twin River officer shot critical, but stable

Police say Twin River officer shot during stop in critical but stable condition By The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ' A Sacramento-area police officer who was shot and critically wounded following an attempted traffic stop Saturday was in critical but stable condition, police said Sunday.

The officer, a member of the Twin Rivers Department, outside of Sacramento, was in a lot of pain, but in good spirits after being shot several times, said police spokesman William Cho.

"Doctors are very optimistic" and expect a full recovery, Cho said of the 25-year-old officer, whose name has not been released.



The officer was hit by several bullets from what police believe was a lone shooter, the Sacramento Bee reported (http://bit.ly/mPIY4L ).

The shooting came after a car and then a foot chase following the officer's attempts to pull a vehicle over in the Sacramento area Saturday afternoon.

Sacramento Police Department spokesman Sgt. Andrew Pettit said 32-year-old suspect Tyron Smith was arrested late Saturday night.

"We got him in custody," Pettit told the newspaper.

Police did not provide a reason for the attempted traffic stop.

Pettit said the suspect was apprehended about 11:10 p.m. without incident a few blocks from the shooting site.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com


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