Car Thief Shot and Killed in Tulare

October 21, 2009 11:26:04 PM PDT
A suspected car thief has been shot and killed in Tulare -- by an officer with a joint task force.The Tulare Police Department reports two officers with the "Tulare Reduction Auto Theft Team" -- came across a man trying to break into a car Tuesday night.

Officers say the suspect ran, and got into a struggle with them. Somehow, the suspect was shot and killed during the incident.

The officer in question is with the Porterville Police Department. Neither the officer's or the suspect's name has been released.



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