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Officers searching for suspect in police involved shooting in Davis

Davis, California, police investigating officer-involved shooting


Updated January 10, 2019 10:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (CIRCA) -- The University of California, Davis has confirmed an officer-involved shooting happened in downtown Davis on Thursday night.

The university is urging all students and staff in the area to stay away from downtown Davis until further notice. Police are still on the scene investigation the situation.

According to an email sent to students, authorities are searching for a white male in his 20s with an average build. The man is believed to have been wearing a baseball cap, black jacket, blue or tan jeans and black tactical boots. UC Davis is also encouraging any witnesses of the shooting to call 911.

KOVR-TV is reporting a female officer was shot and transported to the hospital. It is unknown how the officer is doing. According to police, the officer was investigating a car accident when shots were fired her way.

Davis, California

WASHINGTON (Circa) -- A heavy police presence is being seen in downtown Davis, California, according to many social media posts.

The various users posting footage and tweets from the scene say there is an active shooter situation near the University of California, Davis. The California Brief, a newsletter based in the state, has tweeted that the downtown area is shutdown.

A Twitter user nearby also confirmed there is lots of police activity near the downtown area and the college campus. @MaddySaysBoo tweeted, "Not sure what is happening in #Davis, lots of police activity near downtown and #UCDavis campus - heard possible shooting??"

In a separate tweet, the same user posts a video of herself talking to fire officials who have responded to the scene. There has been no police confirmation of an active shooter at this time.

This is a developing story.

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