Suspect in Gaslamp shooting that injured off-duty deputy arrested in Mexico
5:12 PM, Sep 6, 2017
9:04 AM, Sep 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Authorities announced the arrest of a man wanted in a shooting that injured off-duty San Diego Sheriff's Deputy in the city's Gaslamp District last month.
Ray Pitoau, 37, was arrested on the southern outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, according to San Diego Police. U.S. Marshal's agents, with the help of Baja California State Police, located Pitoau around 12 p.m. at a home in the area. He was arrested without incident and later deported back to San Diego.
Pitoau is being charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Pitoau was wanted since the Aug. 7 shooting in the 500 block of Island Avenue, involving an off-duty deputy and several others -- including two off-duty Escondido police officers. Authorities say Pitoau fired at the group, striking Deputy Jason Philpot.