A San Diego Police officer was severely wounded Thursday throughout a shootout with a car theft suspect at a grocery store parking zone in 4S Ranch, authorities stated Friday.
The officer was hospitalized in critical however secure situation following the incident on the 4S Commons City Heart, in keeping with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division, which is conducting the official investigation.
A spokesman for the division stated officers noticed the suspect inside a retailer and tried to contact him. The suspect ran out after which fired at the least one spherical on the officers, hanging one within the head.
That prompted a number of officers to discharge their firearms. A number of rounds struck the suspect. He went to the bottom and his firearm was lay close to him. The suspect was hospitalized however pronounced lifeless at 1 a.m. Friday.
“This can be a very harmful scenario, a number of rounds being fired at officers. The officers did an exceptional job tonight,” Police Chief David Nisleit stated in an interview with 10News. “Clearly we’ve got a sergeant within the hospital, that makes me emotional. However the officers did an incredible job tonight.”
The identities of of the wounded police officer and the lifeless suspect weren’t instantly launched.
The Sheriff’s Division is asking anybody with details about the taking pictures to name the Murder Unit at 858-285-6330 or the after-hours line, 858- 565-5200. These wishing to stay nameless can name San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.