Police officer 'critical' after point-blank shooting
17 June 2005, SEGOVIA — A Guardia Civil officer was wounded in a shoot-out with two known criminals after they were stopped for driving dangerously.
17 June 2005
SEGOVIA — A Guardia Civil officer was wounded in a shoot-out with two known criminals after they were stopped for driving dangerously.
The officer was shot in the stomach and was in a "critical" condition in hospital, doctors said.
The bullet passed through his abdominal area. He was currently undergoing surgery.
Two men were arrested shortly after the shooting at Tolocirio, near Segovia in north-west Spain.
The alleged gunmen opened fire after the Guardia Civil stopped them because they seen driving dangerously.
When a sergeant thought their documents were false, he radioed control to check out the details.
The two suspects opened fire at point-blank range, hitting the other officer.
The sergeant returned fire but the gunmen got in to the police car and drove off.
They quickly swapped the patrol car for a car they stole from a woman.
They were later arrested after being recognised driving a lorry owned by a relative heading towards Valladolid.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news