Sheriff’s homicide detectives are in Sierra Madre this evening to investigate an officer involved shooting that resulted in a man being seriously wounded, officials said.
The shooting occurred in the 200 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard at 3:36 this morning.
According to the sheriff’s department a Sierra Madre police officer on patrol early Friday recovered a stolen Nissan Murano. it had been reported missing in Pacifica, a town in Northern California.
The officer had the vehicle towed to a garage at the police department. When the officeer opened the locked car, he was confronted by a suspect who had been hiding under a blanket in the rear of the Murano.
The cop fired and shot and wounded the suspect.
The suspect was only identified as a 46-year-old man. He was struck in the upper body and taken to the hospital, officials said.
The officer was not injured, officials said.