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Convicted Felon Accused of Shooting San Diego Police Officer: 31-year-old Ignacio Canela, a convicted felon with an arrest record dating back more than ten years, has been arrested after allegedly shooting  a San Diego Police Officer multiple times.  Mari Payton of NBC San Diego reports that Canela seriously wounded the officer after firing seven shots at him during a vehicle pursuit last Thursday.  Canela, a known gang member, was on parole and had been released without bail for narcotics charges and violating parole in August.  Prior to Realignment he would have been held without bail and returned to prison for up to one year for the parole violation alone.  

Four Inmates Escape Through Shower Vent:  Four inmates who broke out of an "escape-proof" Oklahoma jail over the weekend, allegedly by crawling into a small opening over the shower and traveling through the vents.  Doug Stanglin of USA Today reports that the men broke free on Sunday at around 3 a.m. Police received a call from a witness who reported seeing four men in orange jump suits running down the street.  Three of the escapees were jailed on drug and burglary charges and were awaiting transfer. The other was awaiting trial on a gun charge.  Vehicle checkpoints have been set up and tracking dogs are being used in the effort to apprehend the inmates.

Six Officers Injured in Roseville Shootout: On Friday night, a shootout ensued in Roseville, CA, between law enforcement agents and a wanted parolee, left six officers injured.  NBC Bay Area reports that the suspect was identified as Samuel Nathan Duran, a gang member with a criminal record including charges of assault and carjacking.  The standoff began on Friday after ICE agents and police officers spotted Duran and tried to arrest him.  He fired shots at the officers and held up in a nearby home until surrendering early Saturday morning.  

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