A forty five-year-old man who allegedly threatened his roommates and charged at sheriff’s deputies whereas wielding a metallic bedframe was shot by a deputy and significantly injured in Spring Valley, authorities stated Thursday.
Deputies from the Rancho San Diego substation have been dispatched simply earlier than 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to a house within the 3600 block of South Barcelona Avenue, the place a person reported that his roommate had picked up a bedframe and threatened to kill one other roommate, in response to the San Diego Police Division, which is investigating the taking pictures.
As soon as deputies arrived, they evacuated three residents who confirmed the suspect had brandished a metallic bedframe at two of them and threatened to kill everybody in the home, in response to the division.
Deputies entered the house and located the person armed with the bedframe whereas holed inside a WC, police stated. The 45-year-old man refused to exit the toilet and made rambling remarks, at one level suggesting the deputies ought to “shoot” him, in response to police.
Deputies negotiated with the suspect for roughly quarter-hour whereas repeatedly asking him to drop the metallic bedframe, and a Psychiatric Emergency Response Workforce was additionally delivered to the scene, in response to the SDPD.
After the quarter-hour of negotiating, deputies moved nearer to the toilet and certainly one of them fired a Taser, which proved ineffective, police stated. The suspect then ran out of the toilet, and charged the deputies with the metallic bedframe held over his head in each palms, prompting one of many deputies to shoot a number of rounds and strike the person, who fell to the bottom, in response to police.
He was taken to a hospital the place he was listed in critical however secure situation, police stated.
No deputies have been injured.
The deputy concerned within the taking pictures has been employed by Sheriff’s Division for over one yr, and is assigned on the substation as a patrol deputy, in response to the SDPD.
A bit of the metallic bedframe was recovered from the residence, which was roughly 5-feet lengthy and had two swinging metallic items hooked up on the ends of it, in response to authorities.
Whereas the SDPD is investigating the taking pictures, the Sheriff’s Division will even conduct an inside administrative investigation, and The Residents’ Regulation Enforcement Evaluate Board will conduct a evaluation.
–Metropolis Information Service