DAVIS (KRON) – Authorities are searching for a suspect who shot a Davis police officer after a traffic collision Thursday night.
The shooting happened around 6 p.m. near 5th and D streets in Downtown Davis, according to police.
Police say the female officer was responding to a triple-car crash in the area — and for an unknown reason, shots were fired.
The injured officer is in “serious condition,” according to the latest update from Lt. Paul Doroshov, with the Davis Police Department.
Police say an active manhunt it underway for the suspect, who’s described as a white man in his 20s, average build, wearing a baseball cap, black jacket, blue or tan jeans and black tactical boots.
Doroshov says the department has a lead on a possible suspect, but we’re unable to provide further details — calling the ordeal a “fluid, tactical situation.”
The shooting occurred not far from the UC Davis campus. The campus issued an alert to students just before 7:30 p.m., asking students to avoid downtown until further notice.
UC Davis WarnMe Alert: Shooting occurred in Downtown Davis, police activity in the area. PLEASE STAY CLEAR. We will follow this message with more information when it is available. #ucdavis #davisca pic.twitter.com/j7HRiT9HAM— UC Davis (@ucdavis) January 11, 2019
Lt. Doroshov says the Davis Police Department is small and like a family — so the department is shocked at what’s happened.
Residents in the area are currently under shelter in place orders.
ACTIVE SHOOTER IN DOWNTOWN. STAY AWAY. PLEASE STAY INDOORS. It is unclear if the shooter is still at large so please behave as if that is true and stay indoors. Thank you.— City of Davis (@CityofDavis) January 11, 2019
Heads up people in and around Davis. Female officer was shot downtown – her condition is unknown. Suspect took off.
Police looking for: white man in his 20’s, average build, wearing baseball cap, black jacket, jeans, and black tactical boots. https://t.co/s2ax0m7fNr— Grant Lodes (@GrantLodes) January 11, 2019
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