Police investigate officer-involved shooting in San Ysidro

SAN DIEGO - Police in San Diego are investigating an officer-involved shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border.

A trolley security officer alerted San Diego police to a man and woman fighting in the 700 block of San Ysidro Boulevard at about 3:15 a.m., San Diego police Lt. Mike Hastings said.

A San Diego police officer arrived to check for the disturbance. As the officer walked into a parking lot at 729 East San Ysidro Boulevard, a vehicle sped out of a parking stall in reverse, nearly hitting a pedestrian.  

The vehicle then struck a parked car and the driver floored it in the officer's direction, according to Hastings.

Fearing the vehicle was going to strike him, the officer fired a round into the vehicle's windshield, but neither the driver nor the passenger was shot, Hastings said.

The driver then sped out of the parking lot, but officers stopped the vehicle about a block away, according to the lieutenant. The driver was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Hastings said the passenger sustained minor injuries to his face, but it was unclear whether the abrasions were from an earlier fight or from broken glass from the windshield. He was taken to a hospital to be treated, was released and was not charged, Hastings said.

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