The incident occurred around 5:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Division Street.
A National City police officer attempted to stop a driver for vehicle code violations. The driver did not stop and led police on a short pursuit that ended near the intersection of Gladiola Drive and Division Street.
Police then conducted a “high-risk vehicle stop,” according to National City police. The driver was shot once in the left arm and taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He will be taken into custody once he has been treated, police said.
Several hours after the shooting, investigators still weren't sure of why the police officer involved, who has not been identified, fired his weapon.
The officer's name was not initially released but Fox 5 did learned he has many years of experience with the force.