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A Pasadena police officer shot and critically wounded an armed man who allegedly ran from the scene of a traffic stop and then fired at an officer Friday.

Photo by John Schreiber.
No officers were injured in the shooting, which occurred about 9:15 a.m. on North Los Robles Avenue, near Buckeye Street, the Pasadena Police Department reported.

Officers spotted what was described as a suspicious vehicle with several occupants inside about 9 a.m. near the intersection of Marengo Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, according to Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, whose detectives were assisting in the investigation.

The officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Los Robles Avenue and Adena Street, but one of the occupants exited and ran off, Saldana said.

“One of the Pasadena police officers chased the suspect on foot northbound on Los Robles Avenue,” Saldana said. “During the chase, the suspect produced a firearm and opened fire on the officer. The officer returned fire, striking the suspect in the upper torso.”

The suspect, whose name was withheld, was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, Saldana said.

His firearm was recovered at the scene, she said.

The two other occupants fled in the suspect vehicle, which was later found abandoned a few blocks. They remain at large, Saldana said.

— City News Service

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