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Sketch of Escalon shooting suspect released

This is an artist sketch of the man suspected of physical confronting an Escalon police officer, leading the officer to shooting hiimself in the shoulder. This was relased on Friday, June 24, 2011.
This is an artist sketch of the man suspected of physical confronting an Escalon police officer, leading the officer to shooting hiimself in the shoulder. This was relased on Friday, June 24, 2011. (Escalon Police Department) -

Escalon police released a sketch of the man suspected of fighting with one of their officers on Tuesday, resulting in the officer being shot in the shoulder.

The suspect, seen inset, is described as having an olive complexion, standing 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown eyes, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Officer Shane Johnson was patrolling the 2100 block of Jackson Avenue when the incident occurred.

Escalon Police Chief James Shaw said the officer spotted a man in an alley behind the businesses and stopped to investigate.

Johnson walked up to the man and started talking to him, the chief said, but the man immediately lunged for the officer's gun.

A short struggle ensued, ending when the man managed to turn the weapon toward the officer and fire one round, Shaw said.

Johnson's injury was non-life-threatening.

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