An off-duty Fresno police officer was on the phone with his wife when a Bulldog gang member began shooting at him from another car at a southeast Fresno intersection Monday night, Chief Jerry Dyer told the Fresno Bee.

The officer, who was not injured, returned fire, wounding both the driver and the gun-wielding passenger as his wife remained on the line.

Dyer wouldn't name the officer but said he's been a regular officer for seven years and a reserve officer for two years.

"It's difficult enough for a wife to know someone just tried to kill her husband," Dyer said. "But to hear all that and not be able to do anything about it has emotionally traumatized her."

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