December 5, 2023
A San Diego Police Division patch on an officer’s uniform. Courtesy SDPD

Three San Diego Cops fired on a suspect who allegedly shot and wounded lady in Metropolis Heights, sheriff’s officers stated Tuesday.

Police acquired a name at about 11 p.m. Monday stating {that a} man shot a lady within the 4500 block of Polk Avenue. Officers responded to the scene and positioned the sufferer, who had a minor wound to the brow, in response to Lt. Lucretia Jarjura of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

The suspect was recognized by the sufferer, however he left the scene, the lieutenant stated. At roughly 11:30 p.m., officers positioned the suspect within the 4000 block of Wightman Avenue and tried to make contact.

“The suspect ran whereas reaching in his waistband,” Jarjura stated. “Officers instructed him to cease however he didn’t comply. He turned in the direction of the officers whereas persevering with to succeed in into his waistband.”

Officers once more instructed him to cease however he didn’t comply, the lieutenant stated.

“He turned in the direction of the officers whereas persevering with to succeed in into his waistband,” Jarjura stated. “Officers gave the suspect a number of warnings. The suspect’s habits prompted three officers to discharge their responsibility weapons. A number of rounds had been fired, and the suspect was struck.”

As officers approached the suspect, they allegedly positioned what seemed to be a firearm. Officers started rendering help, together with CPR, till paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital, the lieutenant stated.

The situation of the suspect was not instantly recognized and his title was being withheld.

No officers had been injured or struck by gunfire in the course of the incident. The SDPD was conducting the investigation into the feminine sufferer being shot. Per the Countywide Memorandum of Understanding, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division Murder Unit was known as to the scene to conduct the investigation of the taking pictures by law enforcement officials.

When the Murder Unit completes its investigation, it is going to be reviewed by the San Diego County District Lawyer’s Workplace to find out if the officers bear any state prison legal responsibility for his or her actions. The SDPD will conduct an administrative investigation into the officers’ discharge of their firearms.