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BREAKING NEWS: Officer shoots suspect in mile-long chase
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A 28-year-old Ceres man was shot by a Ceres police officer early Friday morning during a vehicle pursuit that ended on Belleza Court.

Suspect Martin Moreno, 28, of Ceres, was being treated for non-life threatening wounds sustained during the chase which began at 2:11 a.m. Police were dispatched to a disturbance between two people in the drive-thru lane at Del Taco Restaurant on Mitchell Road and as they arrived, one of the two subjects fled in his green Honda.

Officers chased the suspect for approximately one mile with lights and sirens activated. Moreno turned onto Belleza Court, where an officer performed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) maneuver on Moreno's vehicle. Within seconds of the PIT maneuver, four shots were fired at Moreno by a veteran canine officer.

Moreno was immediately taken into custody and provided medical aid for his injuries, including a gunshot wound and cuts and scrapes. He was transported to a Modesto hospital. Moreno will be booked into the Stanislaus County Jail upon his release from the hospital.

The officer who shot Moreno has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard policy for officer involved shootings. His identity was not released. No officers were injured during the incident.

Sgt. Pat Sullivan said multi-agency investigations will take place that will include internal affairs and the district attorney's office.

Moreno was arrested July 11 after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car as he was in the drive-thru lane at Carl's Junior next door to the Del Taco. Moreno was roused and an electronic test of his breath revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.18. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving on a suspended license.