Suspected Car Thief Shot by Elk Grove Officer in South Sacramento

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An Elk Grove Police officer opened fire on a car theft suspect Tuesday morning in a South Sacramento neighborhood.

The situation began after a car was reportedly stolen out of a driveway in Elk Grove, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Police followed the car to Garnet Peak Way and Sandstone Sea Way in South Sacramento.

Officials say the officer was not hurt, and the condition of the suspect was critical but stable at last check.