Off-duty police officer shot with his own weapon


An off-duty La Habra police officer was shot with his own weapon early Saturday during a fight after a traffic accident on the 5 Freeway in Castaic, authorities said.

The shooting is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which said the officer’s injuries were not life threatening.

The incident occurred near Templin Highway at 5:15 a.m., when the officer was involved in a traffic collision. During a subsequent struggle, the other driver used the officer’s handgun to shoot him, according to the Sheriff’s Department.


The gun has not been recovered, and no description of the suspect or his vehicle was released.


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