Officer Involved Shooting in El Cajon

An officer involved shooting in El Cajon Wednesday morning left a suspected car thief wounded.

A tweet from the El Cajon Police department indicated it happened shortly before 9 the 500-600 block of South Johnson Avenue. They said the incident happened when police were contacting a male suspect in a stolen car. The ECPD tweet said the man was transported to a hospital and was in stable condition.

Several people who live in the area told our reporting partner 10News they heard two to three gunshots at around 8:45 a.m., followed by sirens.

There were no reports of any police officers injured in the incident which was still being investigated Monday afternoon. No further details were immediately released.

(Photo credit 10News)