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OPD Motor Officer Injured by Hit and Run Driver

One suspect in custody, one at large for attempted murder of a Police Officer

Oceanside CA— This morning, June 19, 2017 at 10:31am, Oceanside Police Officers responded to an emergency call for assistance from one of the departments motorcycle officers. The officer was on a traffic stop on Foussat Rd at Oceanside Blvd, when the driver of a silver Dodge Neon entered Foussat Rd and drove at the officer hitting him.

The officer was injured and taken by air ambulance to Scripps Memorial Hospital.  The driver and passenger of the Neon left the scene in the vehicle and drove approximately three blocks before abandoning the vehicle. With the assistance of witnesses, one of the suspects was taken into custody.

The second suspect is still outstanding and is identified as black male adult wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts and sandals.   The officer, when transported was conscious and alert. The officer is a 25-year plus veteran of the Oceanside Police Department.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.