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Grover Beach man who was shot by police arrested

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Grover Beach police Chief Jim Copsey was shot during a struggle. It was Randal Clay Corvey of Grover Beach who was shot.

A Grover Beach man faces several charges, including assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon, in connection with a Sunday night shooting that involved two officers.

Few additional details were available Monday as police and investigators from the District Attorney’s Office continued to gather information about the incident that took place in the 100 block of North 10th Street in Grover Beach, police Chief Jim Copsey said.

Randal Clay Corvey, 49, was arrested Sunday night after being treated at a local hospital on suspicion of assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon, possessing a deadly weapon, resisting an officer with violence and possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.

He also faces two counts of assaulting a police officer causing injury.

At 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Grover Beach police received a report of a suspicious subject at Corvey’s home on North 10th Street. Two officers contacted Corvey in the home, which resulted in a physical altercation, Copsey said.

The officers were injured during that struggle, and Corvey was shot, police said. Details on who shot him were not available Monday.

Corvey and the officers were taken to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Corvey was later arrested and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he remained Monday in lieu of $100,000 bond.

The two police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation, Copsey said.

When asked why the officers are not being identified, Grover Beach City Attorney Martin Koczanowicz said it’s because the investigation is ongoing. Copsey added that the city wants to protect the officers.

Koczanowicz said the city will release the names when it is in a position to do so.

“Both officers have been on the police force for a while,” Copsey said.

Court records show Corvey is on probation for an unrelated drunken driving charge from last year.

In November 2008, Corvey pleaded no contest to drunken driving and a hit and run causing property damage. A no-contest plea results in a conviction without the requirement of admitting guilt in misdemeanor cases in civil court.

His probation was scheduled to end in November 2011.

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