California police officer ‘critical,’ suspect dead after gunfire outside police station

A California police officer was in critical but stable condition in a trauma center on Friday night after being shot outside police headquarters, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. in La Habra, a city of about 60,000 residents in Orange County, about 22 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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The officer, who was not immediately identified, responded after some kind of disturbance developed outside the police station, La Habra police wrote in a statement that was posted on Twitter.

“The suspect involved is deceased and there are no other outstanding suspects,” the statement said. “A firearm was recovered at the scene.”

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Further details about the incident remained unclear.

An investigation by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office was already underway, the police statement said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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