CHP officer shot near Sacramento; suspect dead

The scene of a shooting involving a suspect and a CHP officer near Elk Grove, Calif. (Photo: KXTV)

November 13, 2011 9:37:06 PM PST
A California Highway Patrol officer sustained critical injuries after being shot by a suspect in Elk Grove near Sacramento on Sunday.

According to ABC affiliate KXTV, the officer was shot on Highway 99 near the exit for Elk Grove Boulevard.

Officers with the Elk Grove Police Department assisted the CHP at the scene and were able to fire several shots into the suspect's car.

The suspect was killed.

The CHP officer has not yet been identified and is recovering at a nearby hospital.

Information from KXTV contributed to this report.