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Corrections officer shot while pumping gas in Colton

May 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A corrections officer is in unknown condition after he was shot while pumping gas in Colton Thursday night.

The shooting happened at 8:35 p.m. in the 2700 block of Iowa Avenue near the 215 Freeway, Colton police said. The officer was approached by four suspects, who opened fire and fled.

At least one of the suspects was apprehended at a Burger King in Riverside after a large crime broadcast was issued all over the Inland Empire.

It is unclear if the officer was on or off duty at the time of the shooting. The officer has not been identified.

An investigation is ongoing.


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