A shootout that erupted Thursday afternoon when police in San Bernardino, California, followed a drug suspect to his home left one man dead and a Downey Police undercover officer seriously wounded. The as yet unnamed dead man becomes the 35th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.According to CBS 2 News, a Downey Police undercover unit was attempting to serve a search warrant at the residence when they were "immediately hit by gunfire." One officer was struck in the arm, backside, and chest, but was wearing a protective vest and was treated and released from the hospital that same night.
The suspect was shot and killed in the home's front yard. A SWAT team later entered the home and found "a large quantity of narcotics."
According to KTLA 5 News, police doing a narcotics investigation had followed the suspect to the scene. KTLA also reported that the same officer who was wounded was the one who shot and killed the suspect.