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SDPD: Man armed with BB pistol shot by officers in San Carlos

San Carlos OIS
Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 13:45:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man reportedly armed with a gun and threatening family members in a San Carlos neighborhood Wednesday was shot by San Diego Police officers after he pointed the weapon at them, SDPD officials said.

According to police, officers were dispatched to the 6500 block of Bonnie View Drive at 4:11 p.m. in response to a 60-year-old man with a gun who “threatened family members and then threatened to shoot himself.”

Police said officers converged at a nearby park to “formulate a plan to take the male safely into custody” that included “less lethal options, such as extended range impact weapons and police canines.”

Just before officers got to the house, the 91-year-old man who called law enforcement exited the home and approached officers to provide more information.

Moments later, the 60-year-old man -- a resident of the home -- entered the open garage and “pointed what appeared to be a handgun” at officers.

The action prompted an unidentified SDPD sergeant to fire at least one round at the man, striking him, according to police.

Officers and San Diego Fire-Rescue emergency crews provided treated the injured man at the scene, and he was then transported to the hospital.

According to police, the man is in critical condition after undergoing emergency surgery.

Police confirmed that during the gathering of evidence from the scene, the weapon that was recovered from the man was a BB pistol.

SDPD’s Homicide Unit is investigating the incident.

The sergeant who discharged his service weapon was identified as a 14-year veteran of the department who is assigned to the Police Canine Unit.

It's unclear if San Diego's Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) was called to the scene before the shooting.