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Driver allegedly targets witnesses after hitting parked vehicles in Logan Heights

Posted at 6:52 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 09:52:54-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A driver was arrested Monday after San Diego police said he drove towards several people who confronted him after they saw him crash into several parked vehicles.

The incident happened just after 12 a.m. on Irving Avenue near S. 28th Street, according to police.

Several witnesses told 10News they heard a loud noise and then came out and saw that a car struck multiple parked vehicles, causing extensive damage and leaving wreckage all over the road.

Some of the witnesses saw the driver try to drive away and they attempted to stop him, but he backed up his car and drove in the direction of the witnesses.

The witnesses got out of the way as the car sped away before making a right turn onto Sicard Street. The driver hit at least one more car on Sicard Street and then continued down the street.

As some of the witnesses ran after the car, the driver stopped in front of a house in the 2200 block of Irving Street and was heard yelling to get a gun as he ran inside.

Moments later, several gunshots were heard, causing people to run to safety.

Responding officers surrounded the house and called for the driver to come out. He eventually exited the home and was arrested; several children who were in the house were also brought outside.

Witnesses told 10News they believed the driver was drunk, but police did not confirm his condition.

10News learned the driver faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly attempting to drive towards the witnesses. Police are trying to determine if a firearm was actually used.

No injuries were reported in the incident.