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Modesto Chase Suspect Shot In The Head By A Police Officer

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MODESTO (CBS13) – The suspect in a high speed chase in Stanislaus County is in the hospital after he was shot in the head by police.

Just after midnight Monday a police officer was on patrol near Mellis Park in Modesto when he heard several shots and saw a truck speeding away. Police tried to stop the truck, but the driver refused, leading them on a pursuit on Highway 99 to Turlock and back, according to Modesto Police Lieutenant Rick Armendariz.

The chase proceeded onto Tuolumne Boulevard where the suspect allegedly rammed a police car. Officers used a PIT maneuver forcing the car to stop.

When the suspect refused to surrender three officers fired at the suspect, hitting him in the head. He was taken to the hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.

The officers who fired have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

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