Fullerton officer shot multiple times during traffic stop

A 7-year veteran of the Fullerton police department was shot multiple times at a traffic stop early Sunday morning.
A 7-year veteran of the Fullerton police department was shot multiple times at a traffic stop early Sunday morning. Courtesy NBCLA

An Orange County police officer was shot and wounded while approaching a driver during a traffic stop early Sunday morning. 

The shooting occurred at 12:13 a.m. at Woods and Knepp avenues in a residential neighborhood in Fullerton. 

Police spokesman Jeff Stuart said in a statement the officer was shot multiple times as he approached the driver's side window.

"The driver produced a handgun and fired at the officer striking him multiple times," Stuart said. "The officer was able to return fire, but it's unknown if anyone in the vehicle was struck."  

NBC Los Angeles reports a dark Pontiac 4-door believed to be the car was found a short time later. Police say they are looking for two male suspects in the shooting.

The officer's identity has not yet been released. He is expected to survive.

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