A man who shot a northern California officer was found dead in the custody of a Sacramento Police officer late Saturday.

Tyrone Smith, 32, was found unresponsive in the rear seat of a Sacramento PD cruiser, after being caught after a foot pursuit late Saturday night. Law enforcement officers had been searching for Smith for about seven hours, after he critically wounded a Twin Rivers Police officer.

His death was not a result of police actions, it has been determined.

The shooting occurred when the officer tried to pull over Smith's vehicle on Saturday afternoon. The suspect refused to stop, then after a short car chase got out of his vehicle and fled on foot. As the officer chased him, the suspect fired and hit the officer several times, the statement said.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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