A Modesto, CA, officer was critically wounded after he was shot while serving a search warrant late Saturday night. Sunday it was reported that the wounded officer remains critical but stable.
The warrant was served following the arrest of a man who had led police on a chase that began around 10 p.m. after a traffic officer saw the man driving his motorcycle recklessly, police report.
The motorcyclist was followed, in part, by a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department air unit, which spotted him going into a home, the Modesto Bee reports.
He eventually surrendered to officers, and was found to be in possession of drugs for the purpose of sales, according to a Modesto Police Department Facebook post early Sunday morning.
After obtaining the warrant, officers went into the home, where an adult male began shooting at them, hitting the officer, police say.
Police returned fire and injured the man, who was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries and released into police custody and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and various weapons charges.