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The Latest: Man dies in second California police shooting

Detectives meet at the perimeter of a scene where two officers and one suspect were hospitalized after a call for a man with a knife turned into an officer-involved shooting in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. (Ken Steinhardt/The Orange County Register via AP)
September 07, 2017 - 1:03 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Latest on a two police-involved shootings California (all times local):

12:50 p.m.

Sacramento police say a suspect wanted in a double-homicide has been killed in a shootout that also left two officers injured.

Police said the two officers were shot late Thursday morning but are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

The police department said on its official Twitter account that the shooting near police headquarters in south Sacramento involved a suspect wanted in a double killing last week. They did not immediately name the suspect or the officers.

The shootout came as hundreds of law enforcement officers were in nearby Roseville for the memorial service for Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Robert French, who was killed in a shootout last week in which the suspect also died.

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12:30 p.m.

Sacramento police say two officers have been shot and have non-life-threatening injuries, while a suspect was down.

The police department said on its official Twitter account that the shooting happened late Thursday morning near police headquarters in south Sacramento.

The department says the suspect is down but said the extent of the suspect's injuries was not immediately known.

Franklin Boulevard, a nearby major street, was closed immediately following the shootout but has reopened.

The shootout came as hundreds of law enforcement officers were in nearby Roseville for the memorial service for Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Robert French, who was killed in a shootout last week in which the suspect also died.

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11:30 a.m.

Investigators say two officers and a suspect were shot after police responded to a report of a man with a knife in a Southern California beach city.

Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy says Thursday that one of the officers was hit in the lower extremities and the other was struck in the torso. He says both suffered "minor injuries" and were taken to a hospital.

Handy says the officers had been called to the scene after a report of a man with a knife slashing tires. He says the suspect was shot and is in stable condition. A knife was recovered at the scene.

Handy says police "can't say it was a friendly-fire incident" but don't believe there was another suspect involved.

He says investigators are still combing for evidence.

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9:35 a.m.

Authorities say two officers were injured and a suspect was shot after police responded to a report of a man with a knife in a Southern California beach city.

Police spokeswoman Angela Bennett says the officers responded to the call in a residential neighbourhood of Huntington Beach around 7 a.m. Thursday. She says the male suspect approached the officers and at least one of the officers was involved in a shooting.

Bennett says two Huntington Beach police officers were wounded and taken to a hospital in stable condition. She wouldn't say how they were injured.

Bennett says the suspect was struck by gunfire and remained in stable condition.

Huntington Beach is a city of 200,000 people in Orange County, about 45 miles south of Los Angeles.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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