Video shows shooting that injured Fremont police officer in Northern California

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The moment a suspect shot a Fremont police officer, critically wounding him, was caught on camera by an eyewitness.

Two Fremont police officers were shot Wednesday and one was critically injured in Northern California.

Gerald Villabrille, 44, who police said shot the officers, later died after an overnight standoff at a home in Fremont.

The cause of death has not been released, but the home on Roberts Avenue caught fire early Thursday morning after officers used tear gas to try to get the suspect out.

Police said the officers attempted to pullover Villabrille near an AutoZone store on Fremont and Washington boulevards.

Authorities stated Villabrille shot the first officer after ramming his patrol car.

An eyewitness shot video of the confrontation and later turned it over to investigators.

In the video, the officer was seen out of the patrol car shouting repeatedly for Villabrille to put his hands up.

Words were then exchanged, the officer waited, then shots were exchanged. After three distinct rounds were heard, the officer falls to the ground.

The suspect drove away down Fremont Boulevard and appeared to be bleeding from the back.

A man and a woman got out of the Villabrille's truck and calmly walked away from the crime scene. Nearly 50 seconds after Villabrille ran from the first shooting, he rushed back to the crime scene and tried unsuccessfully to scale a fence in the back.

In his desperation, he pulled down a chunk of the fence.

Villabrille squeezed through the opening and disappeared into the neighborhood. A second later, responding officers appeared.

The officers were seen rushing to their fallen comrade before fanning out looking for the suspect.
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