VISTA, Calif. – A man who was shot during a confrontation with San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies last week has died from his injuries.
The sheriff’s department reported Monday that 33-year-old Sergio Daniel Weick passed away from his injuries. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Weick, a documented gang member, was shot shortly after 12:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Bronze Way following a vehicle and foot chase involving two deputies.
According to the sheriff’s department, deputies spotted Weick driving a black Lexus near Knapp Drive and North Santa Fe Avenue. The deputies recognized him as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant stemming from a February 2015 SWAT standoff in Vista.
Weick, who had a female passenger riding with him, refused to yield and fled for several miles before crashing the car into a rock berm in the 100 block of Bronze Way.
He then jumped out of the car and ran. Deputies gave chase down a narrow walkway between two homes, where they opened fire on Weick after officials said he confronted the deputies in a threatening manner. Weick, who allegedly was in possession of shotgun shells and several knives during the pursuit, was hospitalized in critical condition.
No other injuries were reported.
The young woman who had been riding in the Lexus was taken into custody for questioning.