Updated: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 9:46 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 9:46 PM EST
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been killed in a shooting in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak has confirmed that the officers died after the shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that the first of two shootings took place as police were investigating a sexual assault. A suspect fired, hitting the two officers.
The newspaper says a third person was shot while police were in pursuit of the shooter. Authorities say that person also died.
Police say they are still search for at least one other suspect.
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