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San Jose officer fighting for life after shooting, partner praised for heroics

A veteran San Jose police officer remained in critical but stable condition Thursday morning after an ambush shooting Wednesday, and her partner is being hailed as a hero.

The injured officer has not been identified, but the police department said she has been with SJPD for 10 years, and she's the department's first female officer to be shot in the line of duty. She's the second San Jose officer to be shot this year in what the police chief called a "heinous and cowardly act."

At about 8 a.m. Wednesday, the officer and her partner responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in the area of Meridian and Auzerais avenues, west of downtown San Jose. A woman had called police to report her husband was drunk, was trying to hit her and had broken down a bathroom door, police said.

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