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Northern California police officer shot, critically wounded

January 11, 2019
Davis Police closed the area near 5th and C streets in Davis, Calif., after a police officer was shot on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. A Davis police officer was shot Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, and authorities cordoned off parts of downtown while searching for a suspect. (Jose Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
Davis Police closed the area near 5th and C streets in Davis, Calif., after a police officer was shot on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. A Davis police officer was shot Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, and authorities cordoned off parts of downtown while searching for a suspect. (Jose Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities say a gunman has shot and critically wounded a police officer in Davis, California and the hunt is on for the attacker.

KCRA-TV reports that the officer was shot at about 7 p.m. Thursday while investigating a three-car crash in the downtown area of Davis.

The suspect is believed to be on foot. He’s described as a white man in his 20s wearing a baseball cap, a black jacket and black tactical boots.