SOUTH GATE — A 19-year-old man who allegedly shot an off-duty Calexico police officer here Saturday has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Sgt. Randy Davis of the South Gate Police Department.
An 18-year-old woman who drove the alleged assailant to the hospital also has been arrested, according to the department.
The 25-year-old Calexico officer, Fabian Mejia, is being treated for gunshot wounds to the stomach in Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center and is expected to fully recover, according to the South Gate department.
The Calexico Police Department has been told that "two are in custody" and "Mejia is still in the hospital," according to Calexico police Sgt. Jim Neujahr. There is no set timetable for Mejia's return to Calexico.
Mejia was shot in the stomach during a gunfight on the streets of South Gate just after midnight Saturday, according to reports from the South Gate Police Department that have appeared in Associated Press stories and the Los Angeles Times.