February 25, 2024

Authorities Tuesday launched video footage of a police capturing that fatally wounded a gun-wielding assault suspect final week in Metropolis Heights.

The occasions that led to the lethal legislation enforcement gunfire started about 11 p.m. Nov. 13, when the San Diego Police Division received an emergency name a couple of capturing that had left a lady wounded within the 4500 block of Polk Avenue within the Teralta East neighborhood, in response to the county Sheriff’s Division, which investigates makes use of of deadly pressure on the a part of SDPD personnel.

“A number of officers responded to the scene and situated the … sufferer with a minor wound to the brow,” sheriff’s Lt. Joseph Jarjura stated.

The lady recognized the shooter — who by then had fled — as 22-year- outdated Imanol Aparicio of San Diego.

A few half-hour later, officers looking the realm discovered Aparicio lower than a mile southwest of the location of the capturing.

A uniform-mounted digicam worn by one of many officers captured photos of the suspect strolling within the 4000 block of Wightman Avenue. When the lawman known as out to Aparicio and informed him to cease and take his arms out of his pockets, the suspect halted, circled, held his arms straight out from his sides and replied, “Go for it, dude.” He then ran off, crossing the road and fleeing into an alley whereas allegedly reaching for a pistol tucked in his pants.

“Officers informed him to cease however he didn’t comply,” Jarjura stated. “He turned in the direction of the officers whereas persevering with to succeed in and manipulate one thing in his waistband.”

At that time, not less than two of the officers opened fireplace, and Aparicio collapsed, wounded.

“Whereas on the bottom, the suspect continued to disregard the officers’ instructions.” the lieutenant stated. “He continued to maneuver round and produced a firearm. The suspect’s conduct once more prompted officers to discharge their weapons. The suspect was struck once more and stopped shifting.”

In all, the officers discharged about 15 rounds on the suspect.

After a service canine pulled Aparicio out of arm’s attain of the spot the place he had dropped his gun, police moved in and carried out CPR on him previous to the arrival of paramedics. An ambulance crew then took him to a hospital, the place he was pronounced useless.

No different accidents have been reported.

The loaded ghost gun that Aparicio was carrying was jammed when police retrieved it, apparently having malfunctioned when the suspect pulled the set off, in response to Jarjura. A backpack Aparicio had been carrying contained a 30-round ammunition journal loaded with 13 rounds, police stated.

The lawmen who fired on the suspect have been San Diego police Sgt. Matthew Ruggiero, and SDPD Officers Jeremy Avalos and Jonah Tafoya.