WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the California Highway Patrol officer shot after a traffic stop on Interstate 680 near Walnut Creek suffered critical wounds, and the suspect in his shooting died.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the Tuesday morning shooting, disclosed the officer's condition and the suspect's death at an afternoon news conference.
Authorities had previously said the officer was in serious condition.
Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said it's not clear what prompted the traffic stop. But he said the driver of the vehicle pulled a gun and opened fire when approached by the officer.
He also confirmed a witness account that a second officer fired at the suspect. The suspect was fatally wounded.
He said investigators had determined a second vehicle being sought had no connection to the shooting.
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