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Suspect dies after pursuit ends in Talmadge officer-involved shooting

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Posted at 5:20 AM, Jul 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-24 11:52:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — One person is dead after a pursuit ended in an officer-involved shooting in Talmadge.

According to San Diego Police, officers were called to the 5900 block of University Avenue just before 9 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting in the area.

When officers arrived, they found a 29-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. According to police, witnesses at the scene were able to provide a suspect vehicle description and direction of travel.

Following a short search, police located a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses. Officers stopped the vehicle near 54th Street and El Cajon Boulevard. According to police, three of the suspects stayed in the vehicle, but one man ran from the car.

"Officers and the helicopter crew saw the man with a gun in his hand. He disregarded several commands to stop and drop the weapon. He was eventually confronted behind a fast-food restaurant and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” police said.

Two officers fired their weapons and the man was struck at least once, police said. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“The firearm the man was carrying was recovered, and two additional firearms were found in the suspects’ vehicle,” police added.

Police say the suspects are also believed to be involved in another shooting at Belmont Park just after 5 p.m. Friday.

The names of the officers and the suspect haven’t been released at this time.

Both officers have been with the department for approximately one year, police said.