The CHP reports officers were involved in a shooting while responding to a possible auto theft on Howe Avenue last night.

At about 11:30 pm officers were outside their vehicles checking on a suspicious truck when a male approached them carrying an assault rife -- which he pointed at the officers.Officers demanded the man drop the weapon, and when he refused they shot him.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. No officers were injured in the incident.