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Police Sergeant Shot and Killed In California Traffic Stop

A Hayward police sergeant was shot and killed early Wednesday by a suspect during a traffic stop, authorities said. Sgt. Scott Lunger, a 15-year veteran, was shot by someone in a white pickup truck, which he had he stopped because it was being driven erratically, police said. The second officer was not injured.

Acting Police Chief Mark Koller declined to say Wednesday if the driver was shot or injured, citing an ongoing investigation.
A person of interest was detained but has not been arrested or determined to be a suspect in the slaying.

Lunger is the second San Francisco Bay Area police officer killed in the line of duty this year.

In March San Jose Officer Michael Johnson was shot and killed while checking on a mentally ill man who had threated to shoot himself and kill his wife. The man, 57-year-old Scott Dunham fired the fatal bullet. He was also shot and killed that day though he may have shot himself.

Source: www.sfgate.com

Police Officer Shot In Melbourne During Traffic Stop

A Melbourne police officer has been shot in Moonee Ponds while trying to intercept a car.

The officer was fired at when he and a colleague approached the vehicle in Robinson Street at Moonee Ponds about 3.40am.

‘They approached a car and a shotgun was discharged, injuring one of the members,’ a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday. 

The car allegedly sped off and police are searching for the gunman.

The officer was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

An ambulance service spokesman said the officer was shot in the upper body.

A hunt is underway for the gunman, who fled in the car.

Police could not say what injuries the officer suffered, or if there were other people in the car.

Read more on 3AW.

Source: www.3aw.com.au

Gold Coast Police Find Acid, Nitrogen and Drugs in Labrador Car Intercept

A typical intercept for unlicensed driving led police to an explosive find at Labrador last night. The vehicle was travelling along Government Road, Labrador about 7.30pm when officers conducted a vehicle check and realised the registered owner was unlicensed.

Source: www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au