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Carjacking, pursuit leads to deadly officer-involved shooting in Chula Vista

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 11:31:30-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A carjacking and pursuit led to a deadly officer-involved shooting in Chula Vista Monday evening.

According to Chula Vista police, the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on the 900 block of Rutgers Avenue.

Police say the incident began when officers spotted a suspect wanted for attempted murder and observed him as he carjacked a blue pickup truck at gunpoint near Main Street and Maxwell Road.

The suspect, later identified as 33-year-old David Angulo, was a documented gang member wanted in connection with three shootings in the area and was considered a danger to the community by police.

According to police, officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, but instead the suspect led officers on a chase into eastern Chula Vista. On Rutgers Avenue at Otay Lakes Road, the pickup truck crashed into a vehicle with a person inside. That individual was taken to the hospital with injuries believed to be serious.

Following the crash, police say the suspect got out of the wreckage and tried to enter a house with a family inside. At some point, gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and officers.

"It appears Mr. Angulo turned back to the officers. It's my understanding he pointed a weapon at the officers," Chula Vista police Lt. Dan Peak said. "It does appear some shots were fired at the officers and the officers returned fire."

Peak added they're still investigating who fired the first shot.

Chula Vista police say three officers fired their weapons, fatally injuring the suspect.

Peak says medical aid was given to the suspect, but he died at the scene.

The officers involved in the shooting haven't been identified at this time.

Posted by 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV on Monday, July 20, 2020