Friday, August 22, 2014
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say an officer who was shot and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol in San Bernardino is a 6-year veteran whose father is a captain on the force.
Chief Jarrod Burguan said Friday that 31-year-old Gabriel Garcia remains in critical condition following surgery for gunshot wounds to the upper body.
Burguan says Garcia is an exemplary officer who has worked patrol for most of his career. His father is Ron Garcia.
Gabriel Garcia was shot when he and his partner stopped to talk to a group of people standing outside a home before 3 a.m.
His partner managed to shoot and kill 38-year-old Alex Alvarado during a protracted gunbattle.