BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Two California police officers were in stable condition after they were wounded during a shootout with a suspect who was killed, authorities said Thursday.
Police were dispatched to a home in Bakersfield late Wednesday following a call reporting a man with a gun, officials said.
The suspect exchanged gunfire with the two officers and all three were struck, according to a police press release.
The suspect, whose name wasn’t immediately released, died at the scene.
The officers were identified as Matthew Johnson, who joined the force in 2014, and Joshua Deutinger, who became a Bakersfield police officer in 2013.
Both officers remained hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
The investigation was ongoing and officials didn’t say what immediately preceded the shootout.
A gun was recovered, police said in the news release. The Kern County Coroner’s Office will try to identify the suspect.
The incident came just hours after a sheriff’s deputy was killed and two CHP officers were wounded in a shooting in Sacramento.
The gunman fired a high-powered rifle through the door of his hotel room and then led authorities on a brief chase before he was arrested, officials said. The wounded officers were expected to survive.