Suspect in stolen weapon probe shot by police in Whittier

A Whittier police vehicle is shown at the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 10000 block of Tigrina Avenue on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. (OnScene.TV)

A man believed to be in possession of a stolen weapon was shot by police in Whittier and hospitalized.

La Habra police said officers were trying to pull over and question a suspect in a stolen weapon investigation in the 10000 block of Tigrina Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officers say the suspect stopped the car and started running. According to authorities, the officer-involved shooting happened sometime during the foot chase.

Investigators said the man was struck by a bullet and was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries. No officers were hurt during the incident.

Police said a gun was recovered at the scene.

Since the shooting occurred in the city of Whittier, the Whittier Police Department will be handling the investigation. If you have any information relevant to this incident, you're urged to contact Whittier police.
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