SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - SWAT officers swarmed an East County home Wednesday, looking for a man connected to last weekend's shooting in the Gaslamp.
San Diego Police officers were serving a search warrant on a home in the 1600 block of Tarleton St., near Jamacha Road and State Route 125 at about 3 p.m.
The standoff was over around 7:15 p.m. after police entered the house and found no one inside. They confirmed to 10News that the search was for Ray Pitoau. They say the 37-year-old is wanted for shooting off-duty Sheriff's Deputy Jason Philpot early Monday morning.
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Again, Ray Pitoau was not found inside the home. Police continue to look for him and consider him armed and dangerous.
- Date of birth: January 4, 1980
- Samoan male
- 5’11”, 225 pounds
- Black hair and brown eyes
- Has a distinguished “SD” tattoo on the upper right chest.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619 531-2000 or San Diego Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to his arrest.