April 16, 2024
Carlsbad police car. Photograph by Chris Stone

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of tried homicide after placing a Carlsbad police officer within the head with a skateboard, authorities mentioned Saturday.

“The officer was taken to a hospital with severe head accidents and stays there for remedy,” the division mentioned in a information launch.

The unnamed sufferer, a patrol officer with the Carlsbad police, has been with the division since September 2022. He has a complete of eight years of regulation enforcement expertise, together with with one different company.

Kyle McCord of San Diego was booked into Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of tried homicide of a police officer and suspicion of committing a felony whereas on bond or launch. He’s being held with out bail.

Round 11:15 p.m. Friday, the police officer was driving within the 1000 block of Carlsbad Village Drive, when a rock struck the highlight and entrance windshield of his patrol automotive.

“The affect from the rock-strike destroyed the highlight and broken the windshield,” the division reported.

The officer referred to as for a supervisor and pulled into a close-by car parking zone to examine the harm. As he was inspecting the automotive, McCord allegedly ran up behind him and struck him within the head with a skateboard, police mentioned.

The officer fired three photographs on the suspect as he ran by way of a car parking zone. In the meantime, the supervisor chased the suspect on Carlsbad Village Drive. Extra officers arrived within the space and took the person into custody three blocks away.

McCord was not struck by gunfire. The skateboard used within the assault on the officer was recovered on the scene.

Detectives have been investigating the incident, together with the officer’s discharge of his firearm, as per San Diego County protocols associated to officer-involved shootings.

Authorities urged anybody with info concerning the assault to name the police at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

– Metropolis Information Service