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Officer shot, suspect killed in San Bernardino


An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol, and his partner killed the gunman during an ensuing shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino, authorities said Friday.

The wounded officer was rushed to a hospital in "very critical" condition and underwent surgery for gunshot wounds to the upper body, police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.

The 31-year-old officer was shot when he and his partner — who was in training and had been on the job for two months — stopped to talk to six people standing outside a home on a cul de sac before 3 a.m. Friday, Burguan said.

One of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire as the officers approached, he said.

The officer was hit at least twice in the upper body. His partner managed to shoot the gunman during a protracted gunbattle, the chief said. The shooter, described as a male in his 30s, died at a hospital.

The wounded officer, a 6-year veteran, is in "very critical" condition, Burguan said.

"He's a very good police officer, respected by his peers," he said.

The officer in training was not hit.

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