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Officer shot at San Diego light rail platform

Police in San Diego County were searching Sunday for a suspect who shot an on-duty security officer twice on a light-rail train platform and then stole the officer’s gun and ammunition before fleeing.

The officer from San Diego Metropolitan Transit System was patrolling the Grossmont Trolley Station on Fletcher Parkway about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when he was approached by the suspect, who was carrying a semiautomatic pistol, according to a statement released by the La Mesa Police Department.

The suspect fired his own weapon, hitting the officer, then fled with the officer’s firearm, gun belt and magazines.

The officer was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

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corina.knoll@latimes.com


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