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San Jose Police Shoot, Wound Man Who Fired At Patrol Cars

SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) -- Three San Jose police officers shot and wounded a man after he fired at their patrol cars with an assault rifle.

Police Chief Eddie Garcia said the officers were responding to a call early Saturday from a man at a 7-Eleven store who said someone had shot at him.

The officers saw the suspect's Ford Mustang leave the scene, and as they pursued the vehicle he leaned out of the driver's window and fired several rounds with an AR-15, striking one of the patrol cars.

The officers returned fire and struck the suspect, who was identified as 24-year-old Steven Pedroza. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A passenger in the Mustang escaped injury.

Pedroza will be booked for investigation of attempted murder of a police officer.

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