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One veteran police officer slain, another wounded in Southcrest shooting

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The two uniformed, gang-suppression officers were in their marked patrol car just before 11 p.m. Thursday night when they stopped a person on Acacia Grove Way near 37th Street in Southcrest the Chief said in a news conference. The officers called for emergency cover. When nearby officers arrived to help, they found DeGuzman and Irwin shot in the chest and rushed DeGuzman to a hospital in a patrol car.

Police said they had been shot several times. Investigators did not know if they had been ambushed.
there is an ongoing investigation that will “determine with certainty the nature and circumstances surrounding the stop.”