An off-duty federal police officer was shot early Friday morning in a Seaside officer-involved shooting, according to the Seaside Police Department.
Details of the shooting were sketchy Friday morning. Seaside Police reported at approximately 1:25 a.m. the department received a call about a loud and intoxicated female at a home on the 1100 block of Amador in Seaside. Officers responded and provided a courtesy escort to help the woman get home.
As officers were escorting her to the door, her husband stepped outside with a gun. The investigation is ongoing, and details have not been released, however it has been reported as an officer-involved shooting involving the husband, a 48-year-old off duty federal police officer.
Emergency aid was requested and the victim was taken to a local hospital. No officers were injured in the shooting.
The Seaside Police Department has contacted the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. An administrative investigation also will be conducted by the Seaside PD.
The officers will be placed on administrative leave, as a standard operating procedure. The officers’ names are not being released at this time until public safety concerns have been addressed.
Reported by Rachel Zentz, originally appeared on The Salinas Californian