CHP Officer Shot During Traffic Stop on San Berardino Freeway, Suspect Taken Down at West Covina, Fontana

California Highway Patrol officer was shot about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2015 during a traffic stop on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in West Covina and the suspect who allegedly shot the officer was taken into custody in Fontana about 2:30 a.m.

After shooting a California Highway Patrol officer, John Alfred Garcia, 30, was charged Tuesday with attempted murder of a peace officer, assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm, and fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly.

The SUV had a sticker for the ride-sharing service Uber in a vehicle window, according to a CHP spokesman. Multiple weapons were found inside the Escalade.

Both Garcia and the CHB officer suffered gunshot wounds, and both were hospitalized.

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