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The Latest: Law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento

June 27, 2017 - 11:59 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

Authorities say a man suspected of shooting a transit officer in the face has been arrested at a motel.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull says the suspect was found hiding in an alcove late Tuesday.

Turnbull says the deputy is in surgery.

The officer is a four-year veteran with Regional Transit District police.

The suspect was arrested after a SWAT team searched for him room to room.

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7:50 p.m.

Authorities say a transit deputy was shot in the face Tuesday at a light rail station in Sacramento after getting into a fight with a suspect.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull says the deputy was conscious and talking as he was being transported to a hospital by ambulance.

He says officers in a helicopter who responded to the scene within minutes after the shooting saw the suspect ran into a hotel. He says about 100 officers are at the scene.

He says the shooting happened Tuesday evening at the Regional Transit light rail station near Watt Avenue and Interstate 80.

Turnbull says the deputy and the shooter got into a fight, which escalated into a shooting.

It's not clear what started the fight.

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7:15 p.m.

Authorities have shut down several streets around the area in Sacramento where an officer was shot Tuesday.

At least two helicopters are flying overheard near the Watt Avenue exit on Interstate 80.

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6:43 p.m.

Authorities say a law enforcement officer has been shot in Sacramento. His condition is unknown.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull says the scene is still active.

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