Tulare police: attempted traffic stop ends in shooting

TULARE, Calif.

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PRESS RELEASE -- Officers with the Tulare Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle at Bardsley Avenue and K Street, within the city of Tulare.

The Driver of the vehicle failed to yield to the traffic stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. During the pursuit several items that are believed to be illegal narcotics were thrown from the suspect vehicle.

The pursuit terminated south of Avenue 196 and east of Road 212 in the area of Plainview. The apprehension of the driver resulted in a shooting involving an officer of the Tulare Police Department.

The adult male driver sustained a gunshot wound that is not believed to be life threatening. The subject was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The officer involved shooting is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff's Office. There is no additional information to provide at this time.

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