Lodi police investigating officer-involved shooting

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LODI -- A man was hospitalized after a shootout with a police officer Tuesday morning in Lodi.

Lodi Police Lt. Mike Manetti says the officer was originally responding to a call of shots fired at a business on Industrial Way around 5 a.m. when he was immediately confronted by the alleged gunman.

Investigators say that suspect was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a semi-automatic handgun.

Police are still investigating the shooting but told FOX40 they believe the suspect may have been involved in some other criminal activity before their officer arrived.

"He may have shot at one of the businesses in an attempt to gain entry," Manetti said. "That may have been where the shots fired call came from."

The officer was not injured.

Mike Carleton, who works nearby, said it was shocking to show up to work and find a large crime scene down the road.

“We're a quiet town but growing, but quiet. Just things like that don't happen around here,” he said.

Police worked for hours collecting evidence. Dozens of yellow markers littered the scene.

The suspect, who police are only identifying as a 37-year-old man, was taken to an area hospital. His condition was not provided but police said he is “stable” and expected to survive.

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