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Chase leads to officer-involved shooting in Imperial Beach

Posted at 6:30 AM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 12:43:08-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A pursuit sparked an officer-involved shooting in Imperial Beach late Saturday night.

According to police, officers tried to pull over a Ford F-150 that was reported stolen around 10:30 p.m. Saturday on the 1900 block of Dairy Mart Road.

Police say the driver didn’t stop, instead driving into a cul-de-sac, making a u-turn and driving toward officers.

“Believing his partner was going to be run over, one officer fired his service weapon to defend the other officer,” police said in a news release.

At some point during the pursuit, the suspect threw a handgun out of the truck.

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The suspect eventually stopped on the 1200 block of Holly Avenue in Imperial Beach and ran away from the scene with a female passenger.

The woman has since been located while police continue to search for the suspect.

Homicide detectives have been called to investigate due to an officer firing his weapon, police say. It’s unclear whether or not the suspect was hit.

Police say the officer who fired at the suspect is a three-year veteran of the department. No officers were injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.