El Cajon police officer hurt in scuffle with suspect

An El Cajon police officer reportedly was injured in a scuffle with a shoplifting suspect he chased into a fast-food restaurant Monday morning.

According to 10News, an officer responding to a reported shoplifting at the Dollar Tree store on Fletcher Parkway around 11 a.m. chased a suspect to a nearby KFC restaurant on Fletcher near North Johnson Avenue.

As the officer tried to make an arrest, he got into a scuffle with the suspect and suffered a head injury, the TV station said.The suspect fled but was caught nearby by other officers.

Phone calls to El Cajon police officials were not immediately returned.


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