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Man wielding metal bedframe hospitalized following deputy-involved shooting in Spring Valley

Posted at 9:47 PM, Apr 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-27 14:03:56-04

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) — An investigation is underway following a shooting involving a San Diego County Sheriff's deputy that left a person wounded in Spring Valley Wednesday night.

Just before 7:30 p,m., authorities received a call about a man threatening to kill his roommate with a bedframe, in the 3600 block of Barcelona Street, according to the San Diego Police Department, which is investigating the shooting.

The caller also mentioned that the suspect may be experiencing mental issues. Police said a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team was also brought to the scene.

Once deputies arrived, they evacuated three residents who confirmed the suspect had brandished a metal bedframe at two of them and threatened to kill everyone in the house, according to SDPD.

When deputies entered the home they found the suspect inside the bathroom armed with the bedframe. The 45-year-old man refused to exit the bathroom and made rambling remarks, at one point suggesting the deputies should "shoot" him, according to police.

After the 15 minutes of negotiating, one deputy fired a Taser at the suspect. The taser struck the man but was ineffective, police said. That's when the suspect ran out of the bathroom, and charged at the deputies with the metal bedframe.

That prompted one of the deputies to shoot multiple rounds and strike the man who fell to the ground, according to police.

The suspect was taken to the hospital, and as of Thursday morning, he's expected to survive and is stable.

The deputy was uninjured. He has been employed by SD Sheriff’s Department for about a year and a half, and is assigned as a patrol deputy at the Rancho San Diego substation.

Police said a piece of the metal bedframe was recovered from the residence, which was approximately 5-feet long and had two swinging metal pieces attached at the ends of it.

While the SDPD is investigating the shooting, the Sheriff's Department will also conduct an internal administrative investigation, and The Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board will conduct a review.

This is a developing story. 10News will continue to keep you updated as soon as we receive more information.