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A California bail officer who was shot in the face while stalking a bail suspect has recovered, officials said.
Fugitive warrant officer Jesse Nunez and his partner attempted to apprehend the suspect on Friday after being tipped off to his location when an altercation occurred, FOX 5 of San Diego reported.
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Nunez and his partner, who has not been identified, were tipped off that the warrant suspect had fled to a vacant building in El Cajon when they chased him and attempted to subdue him, they said. .
“At one point during the fight, we tasered him several times, which was not effective,” Nunez explained, according to the report.
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During their struggle, the suspect used a gun on the officers and fled, FOX 5 reported.
“He pulled out a gun during the struggle and shot me once in the cheek, which came out of my left ear,” added Nunez, who was taken to hospital and since recovered, Fox 5 reported.
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Friday evening and Saturday morning, the suspect under warrant wanted for “sale of drugs and criminal in possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs” still escapes the agents.