Suspect shot in officer involved shooting in Downtown San Diego
Gunman expected to survive; Happened 606 3rd Ave
Last Updated: 417 days ago
SAN DIEGO - San Diego Police homicide detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in an apartment building in Gaslamp Quarter early Sunday morning.
Just before 3 a.m., officers responded to the Market Square Apartments at 606 Third Avenue to investigate a 911 call of a man wearing a tactical vest and carrying an assault type weapon in the first floor hallway of the apartment building.
Shortly after entering the building, officers found the suspect armed with a rifle near an open door leading from the lobby to the garage.
Police say the suspect saw the officers and began to raise his rifle in the officers’ direction.
Police say the officer closest to the suspect feared for his life, and fired two rounds hitting the suspect.
The suspect, still armed, retreated into the stairwell. Police then called for the SWAT team. Officers called out for him to surrender, but he remained in the stairwell.
About 50 minutes later, the suspect walked out unarmed through a side door leading to the street where officers arrested him.
The man was bleeding from his chest and arm. Paramedics took him to the hospital. Police say he’s expected to survive.
Police found a loaded military style assault rifle, a gas mask, a handgun, and a tactical vest in the stairwell.
The officer involved in the shooting is an 18-year veteran of the department.
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