Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shot at Colton Gas Station


COLTON, Calif. (KTLA) — An off-duty corrections officer was fighting for his life Friday morning after being shot at a gas station in Colton.

Officers responded to a reported shooting at 8:48 p.m. Thursday at a Shell station in the 2700 block of Iowa Avenue.

They found a victim who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to a news release.

Police said the man was an off-duty State Correctional Officer.

Officers immediately transported the victim to the hosptial for treatment.

According to witnesses, he was pumping gas when two men pulled up in a silver Dodge Durango SUV and asked for directions.

At some point, things escalated, and one of the people inside the SUV pulled a gun and fired at the officer.

“Basically, the gentleman was just laying on the floor injured,” witness John Escobar recalled.

“At that time, we did see the police officers pull…

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