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KCSO: Officer-involved shooting with car-theft suspect under investigation | Breaking

An Arvin Police Department officer shot a suspect in the investigation of a stolen vehicle on Monday, according to a news release from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 11:30 a.m., an APD agent who was taking the report of the stolen vehicle saw the vehicle following him, prompting the agent to pursue the suspect.

The driver, 28-year-old Elvis Villatorro, did not give up and crashed his car into agricultural equipment on Sycamore Road, just south of South Edison Road, after a short drive, KCSO notes.

Villatorro fled the vehicle and the APD agent started walking behind Villatorro.

During the chase on foot, Villatorro fired a knife, which resulted in the officer being shot.

Villatorro was beaten and taken to a local hospital for a life-threatening injury.

Villatorro was jailed on suspicion of multiple charges when he was cured in hospital, the statement said.

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