A Tulare police officer shot and wounded a suspect Tuesday afternoon near Strathmore.
The shooting happened at an orchard at Avenue 196 and Road 216.
It began when an officer tried to make a traffic stop near the Tulare fairgrounds around 1:30 p.m.
The driver refused to stop and police followed him for nearly 20 miles until the suspect drove into an orchard and jumped out.
Details that led to the shooting have not been released.
Sgt. Darron Altermatt with the Tulare Police Department said, "During the pursuit, there were some items thrown from the vehicle. Our officers believe they were possibly narcotics, but we're trying to locate and confirm that now."
The suspect was transported to the hospital with a non life-threatening wound gunshot wound.
This is the second officer-involved shooting for the Tulare Police Department this year.
The Tulare County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting.
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