La Mesa police detective opens fire at murder suspect

Derrick Henderson arrested after foot pursuit
Posted at 10:48 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 19:01:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting in City Heights Tuesday night led to the arrest of a La Mesa murder suspect.

A San Diego police lieutenant told 10News that SDPD and La Mesa officers were conducting surveillance in the area when the incident occurred.

Just after 7 p.m., an officer spotted 30-year-old Derrick Henderson, identified as the shooter in the death of 30-year-old Travis Lewis in front of a La Mesa Burlington Coat Factory store on July 25.

That officer was later identified as Jacob Wisler, a 10-year veteran of LMPD.

According to the lieutenant, at one point, Officer Wisler came face-to-face with Henderson on Altadena Avenue, near El Cajon Boulevard, and told him to surrender. When Henderson failed to comply, Wisler fired at the suspect and missed, police told 10News.

No one was injured in the gunfire, and La Mesa police said: "Per County protocol, San Diego Police Department Homicide is investigating the officer involved shooting."

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A short time later, the foot pursuit ended when officers caught up with Henderson and arrested him.

According to La Mesa police, 24-year-old Kathryn Williams and 32-year-old Teishia Miller-Johnson were arrested earlier in the day in connection with the fatal shooting.

Marie Estrada is a social media producer for 10News. You can follow her @marie_festrada.