Hemet Police cruiser
A Hemet Police cruiser. Courtesy Hemet Police

A 17-year-old from San Diego driving a vehicle police suspected to be stolen was shot by a detective during a traffic stop, Hemet Police said Saturday.

Detectives with the department’s Crime Suppression Unit conducted the traffic stop at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North San Jacinto Street, Lt. Jeff Davis said.

“Detectives transitioned to a high risk stop after a records check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen from the San Diego area. An officer involved shooting occurred during the stop,” Davis said.

The San Diego teen was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and later released to his guardian after receiving treatment, according to the news release.

It was unclear what led to the shooting, and a call to Davis by a reporter Saturday morning was not returned.

No officers were injured in the encounter, and an investigation was ongoing.

–City News Service