Subject Shot, Injured By Officer on Highway 99 at Lathrop Road

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MANTECA — An armed subject was shot and injured by a Manteca police officer during an incident on Highway 99 near Lathrop Road.

Around 10:06 a.m. authorities received a call regarding a person with a knife walking south on the northbound side of Highway 99.

CHP was able to talk with the suspect who explained that he was suicidal and wanted to be shot.

Both CHP and Manteca police responded to the scene to shut down lanes.

The suspect refused to discard his knife and, according to Manteca Police, was aggressive. As he advanced toward the officers, a Manteca officer ended up using his taser and then fired their gun at the individual.

The subject was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for his critical injuries. Authorities say the person was talking to officers in the ambulance.

At this time, there is no other information available on the officer or the subject.