H-PASO ROBLES

Nov 20, 2012 9:15 PM by Cameron Polom, KSBY News

New details in the Paso Robles officer-involved shooting

Clifford Scott was in court Tuesday for a pre-preliminary hearing which was pushed back to December 13th. Scott plead not guilty at his arraingment November 2nd.

He appeared in court Tuesday sitting in a wheelchair. He is still healing from the gunshot wounds he sustained during the October 29 incident.

The investigative report says scott was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by CHP heading northbound on Highway 101.

When officers asked the driver to step out of the vehicle after smelling marijuana, according to the report, Scott jumped in the driver's seat and took off, eventually crashing the vehicle in downtown Paso Robles.

The report says Scott then ran away from the car and hid in a dumpster.

The officer asked Scott to come out, but the report says Scott yelled to the officer "OK" before springing up from inside the dumpster and firing several shots at the officer.

The CHP officer returned fire, hitting Scott several times.

The officer involved in the shooting was identified as 30-year-old Adrian Ayala, a six-year veteran of the Templeton CHP.

The report says he was shot in the right forearm, left thumb and torso.

He was wearing a bullet-proof vest at the time and authorities are crediting that with saving his life.

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