April 23, 2024
A San Diego Sheriff’s automobile. Picture by Alexander Nguyen

Authorities Friday publicly recognized a person who was fatally shot by police this week at an Encanto-area residence after he allegedly gunned down his mom and two canine and opened fireplace on officers.

Jesse Glen Nelson, 43, died at a hospital at about 11 p.m. Monday, based on the county Sheriff’s Division, which investigates shootings carried out by personnel with the San Diego Police Division.

Roughly 2 1/2 hours earlier, patrol personnel responding to studies of gunfire at a residence within the 500 block of Iona Drive arrived to seek out 74- year-old Maria Rosario Morales and a canine mendacity on a driveway in entrance of the home, sheriff’s Lt. Scott Curler mentioned. Each apparently had suffered gunshot wounds, the lieutenant mentioned.

Because the personnel approached the house close to Imperial Drive and sixtieth Road, somebody inside shot at them, prompting an officer to return fireplace, based on police.

“As further officers arrived, an emergency rescue was carried out to extricate the (girl) from the driveway to a place the place medical support could possibly be rendered,” Curler mentioned. “Throughout this rescue, the officers as soon as once more got here underneath gunfire from … contained in the residence.”

Regardless of lifesaving efforts on the a part of police and paramedics, Morales died on the scene. The canine additionally didn’t survive its wounds.

At that time, police known as in a SWAT group to take up positions round the home. Whereas holed up inside, ignoring officers’ orders to come back outdoors unarmed and provides himself up, Nelson set fireplace to the storage, the lieutenant mentioned.

Following a several-hour standoff, SDPD Officers Darwin Anderson and Matthew Steinbach opened fireplace on the suspect, mortally wounding him.

Precisely what came about within the moments simply previous to the police taking pictures stays unclear.

“At this stage of the investigation, the circumstances of the taking pictures are nonetheless underneath investigation,” Curler mentioned Friday. “Detectives are at present gathering proof, interviewing witnesses and inspecting the circumstances surrounding the taking pictures.”

It additionally remained unknown what may need precipitated Nelson’s alleged homicidal rampage.

Whereas documenting the scene, officers discovered a rifle, a shotgun and a handgun, together with a second useless canine that apparently had been shot by Nelson, the lieutenant mentioned.

Anderson has been with the SDPD since September 2021. Steinbach has been a member of the division for 11 years.

–Metropolis Information Service