Police dog helps capture gunman inside La Quinta Inn
Dog deployed after suspect pulled gun on officers
Last Updated: 440 days ago
SAN DIEGO - A gunman who assaulted his girlfriend and then fled to a La Quinta Inn is under arrest Thursday thanks to a police dog who helped capture him.
The man's girlfriend called police from Calle De Las Rosas, about a mile away from the hotel. She said that he had pulled a gun on her and assaulted her.
The man fled down Rancho Penasquitos Boulevard and into the La Quinta Inn, police said.
When police officers confronted him on the third floor of the hotel, the man attempted to pull out his loaded handgun, according to police.
"A police dog was deployed, the dog bit the suspect who continued to fight, several officers were utilized to take the suspect into custody as he still continued to get the gun," said Lt. Paul Rorrison with the San Diego Police Department.
10News spoke with hotel guest Dillon Hawkins.
"Me and my dad were sitting outside and two cops showed up, one had a dog and one had some form of machine gun and told us to get inside so we ran inside pretty quick," said Hawkins.
The suspect was taken to the hospital where he was treated for the dog bite. Police said he now faces several felony charges. No one else was injured .
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