General Crime

* Vallejo police officer was injured in a shooting after police chase

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A Vallejo police officer was injured in a shooting this afternoon, and police have cordoned off the neighborhood where the incident occurred. An emergency dispatcher said the officer has been taken to a hospital but did not have any other details. Betty Clarke, who lives in the 100 block of Janice Street, said she was at home when she heard sirens, then popping sounds, and went outside to see what was going on.

She said it appeared a beige SUV being chased by police crashed near Janice Street and Mark Avenue. A neighbor who was driving home with her child was broadsided by one of the vehicles as she pulled into her driveway, she said. Clarke said a man inside the SUV ran into a backyard, and that police searched nearby yards — including hers, ripping off the doors to her shed.

“Instead of sliding them open they just tore them to pieces,” she said. She said she didn’t see the shooting but said she saw the officer being loaded into an ambulance afterward. She couldn’t tell whether the officer was conscious.

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