Carlsbad police are searching for a gunman who allegedly fired multiple shots from a pickup truck at a police car to avoid a traffic stop and possible questioning about a burglary.
The officer in the car was not struck, but the car was hit and disabled in the incident that occured about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday.
The gunman was in a Ford Ranger. The officer was trying to pull it over to question the occupants about a burglary call, authorities said.
Someone in the truck fired seven to eight shots at the police car, hitting it at least three times and causing an engine fire, officials said.