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One suspect in custody one on the loose


  • jad1097jad1097 Posts: 9,611 Admiral
    traffic stop

    police officer was fatally shot and another seriously injured during a traffic stop in San Diego late Thursday, officials said.

    Authorities said early Friday that one person was in custody, but told residents to stay indoors while they searched the area for other potential suspects.

    SWAT vehicles, helicopters and patrol cars were involved in the extensive operation.

    Fluid situation. Dozens of ATF officers @ 38th st. Patrol cars as far as eye can see after 2 Sd officers shot #nbc7
    — Candice Nguyen (@CandiceNBCSD) July 29, 2016

    The shooting happened at around 11 p.m. local time (2 a.m. ET Friday), San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told reporters early Friday.

    The officers — both assigned to the department's gang unit — had just pulled over a car when, almost immediately after, they called for emergency cover, Zimmerman said.

    "Other officers were in the area. They arrived shortly on scene and found both of our officers suffering from gunshot wounds," she added.

    It is with a very sad heart that we announce the death of one of our Officers tonight. Pray for his family
    — San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016

    One of the officers died at the hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. The other cop was also shot in the upper torso and rushed to surgery.

    "We are hopeful that that officer will survive and make a full recovery," Zimmerman said.

    The department later tweeted that he is "expected to survive."

    .@ChiefZimmerman just left the hospital where our second Officer has just come out of surgery. He is expected to survive!!
    — San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016

    They were not immediately identified pending notification of next of kin, but Zimmerman said the deceased officer was a husband and father of two.

    The suspect, described as an Hispanic male, was caught near the scene of the shooting and was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound, police said.

    Zimmerman said the investigation into the shooting was ongoing, and that the department was "heartbroken" and would be mourning the officer who died.

    "They're out there every day like all of our officers trying to make sure that our great citizens are kept safe," she said, "and that's what they were doing tonight."
  • Lobstercatcher229Lobstercatcher229 Posts: 4,845 Captain
    When we got checked on the water for lobsters mini season the law enforcement folks seemed pretty alert. I can't blame them for that.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 11,920 AG
    Not many Gun Battles between a Regulator and a Sea Ray.
    I'd last 10 minutes as a street Cop about now. Defcon 5 even in the Donut shop.
    You LE,s be careful out there..You got a wife and kids at home..:USA
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • Westwall01Westwall01 Posts: 5,452 Admiral
    I'm not the most religious person, but I did say prayers for this fallen hero and asked that the lord look after his soul and take care of his family. :USA
  • bottom feederbottom feeder Posts: 1,801 Captain

    You LE,s be careful out there..You got a wife and kids at home..:USA

    I'll second that. And thanks for doing your job. Wearing a uniform today is like having a target on your back..

    Leaving Florida... take a developer with you!

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