February 7, 1997 |
Three California Highway Patrol officers sustained minor wounds Thursday in a gun battle with a motorist whom the officers shot to death, authorities reported. One officer was shot in the chest but escaped serious injury because he was wearing a protective vest, Kern County Sheriff's Cmdr. Donny Youngblood reported. A second officer was wounded in the foot and a bullet grazed a female officer, Youngblood said. All were taken to hospitals in nearby Bakersfield for treatment.