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Sheriff's officials: Shots fired during chase in Bay Terraces

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Posted at 10:27 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 14:02:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man was arrested after a foot chase in the Bay Terraces area during which shots were fired.

San Diego Police officers were called to an apartment complex in the 300 block of South Meadowbrook Drive just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a reported sexual assault.

Sheriff’s officials stated: “When officers arrived on scene, they contacted 44-year-old Maurice Littlejohn near the apartment of the initial radio call. Littlejohn threatened the officers with a cane and then a knife. One of the officers deployed a taser with no effect.

Littlejohn fled on foot through the complex with the officers in pursuit. As Littlejohn was running, he reached into his waist band and pulled out an object believed to be a firearm. At this point, one officer fired two to three rounds from his service weapon at Littlejohn. Littlejohn was not struck by the rounds.

Littlejohn continued to run. Officers pursued Littlejohn and apprehended him at the intersection of South Meadowbrook Drive and Brookhaven Road.”

Sheriff’s officials said Littlejohn was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and he was later booked into San Diego Central Jail on assault and resisting arrest charges.

The sheriff’s department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the officer-involved shooting, while SDPD detectives are investigating the reported sexual assault.

No law enforcement officers were hurt in the incident.