Suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting outside Garden Grove supermarket

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Man hurt in officer-involved shooting at Garden Grove supermarket
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A suspect was wounded following an officer-involved shooting outside a Ralphs grocery store in Garden Grove on Tuesday.

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (KABC) -- A man who witnesses say was choking a woman outside of a Ralphs supermarket in Garden Grove was shot and wounded in an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

Garden Grove police tweeted that the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the supermarket, located at the intersection of Euclid Street and Chapman Avenue.

The suspect was shot and transported to a nearby hospital. Details on the suspect's condition were not immediately released.

Garden Grove police said the incident began with a domestic violence call. According to police, witnesses said the suspect was choking the victim, who was screaming for help and saying she couldn't breathe.

When officers arrived to the scene, they found the suspect attacking the woman, police said. An altercation between the suspect and an officer occurred, which led to the officer-involved shooting, police said.

The officer was checked out at the scene, and the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said they're investigating whether the suspect was armed during the altercation.

An investigation into the shooting will be handled by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and Garden Grove police detectives, authorities said.