San Joaquin General Hospital
STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton police officer and 19-year-old gang associate were shot during an altercation at an investigation Wednesday night, according to Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones.
The shooting happened around 9:44 p.m. on the 1900 block of Colt Drive, Stockton police Det. Joe Silva said.
According to Jones, officer Keith Berry and his partner were in the neighborhood interviewing people about a previous homicide on Colt Drive.
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Jones said the two officers noticed three men standing in a driveway, went to speak with them and a scuffle broke out between Berry and 19-year-old Chomrean Meas. During the altercation, Meas' gun discharged and Berry screamed out that he had been shot.
The supporting officer then shot Meas, according to Jones.
Both Berry and Meas were transported to local hospitals where they remained overnight.
Thursday morning, Chaplain Morgan of the Stockton Police Dept. said Berry successfully underwent surgery for his wounds and was listed in stable condition.
Meas however, died overnight from his injuries.
Since an officer was involved in the shooting, the police department will conduct a protocol investigation.