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Man arrested following officer-involved shooting in downtown San Diego

Posted at 8:25 PM, Mar 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-04 11:24:04-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego police officer was involved in a shooting outside a music venue in downtown San Diego just before 7 p.m. Saturday.

San Diego Police Lt. Mike Holden said that a white man in his thirties was acting violently on top of a vehicle hood on the corner of W. Ash Street and India Street.

The man was only wearing pants and did not have a shirt or shoes on and was standing on the hood of a car yelling at the driver, police said. 

A police officer tried to take the man into custody and used a Taser, which did not subdue him. Police said the man continued to act violently.

The officer then fired one shot, which did not hit anybody.

"The officer continued to struggle with the suspect," said Lt. Mike Holden of the San Diego Police Department. "At one point during the struggle the officer feared for his life. The officer fired one round from his handgun, but missed the suspect."

The suspect, Brent Zadina, 30, was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for observation. Police do not believe Zadina was armed.

The officer sustained minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital, Holden said. 

Police are investigating the incident near the Music Box. The roads were closed nearby for the investigation but have since reopened.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to 10News for more information.