Tags: US | San | Diego | Officer | Killed

Shooter Dead in Home Where San Diego Officer Shot

Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 11:47 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A shootout that killed a San Diego police officer has ended with the death of the suspected shooter and another person inside a barricaded apartment.

Police Lt. Andra Brown says an eight-hour standoff at a complex in the Skyline area ended shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday with the discovery of the bodies of a man and woman inside the apartment where the officer was killed.

Brown says it's unclear whether the pair committed suicide or died from police gunfire during the earlier shootout.

She says the 15-year police veteran was killed and a police dog was wounded as officers helped federal officers check on a probationer.

About 50 people were evacuated from the complex during the siege.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A veteran San Diego police officer was killed during a shootout inside an apartment where the gunman was believed to be holed up early Thursday, a department spokeswoman said.

San Diego officers were assisting the U.S. Marshal's Service and probation officers in a check on an assault with a deadly weapon suspect and were inside the apartment when the suspect opened fire at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Andra Brown said.

Three officers, including the fatally wounded officer, returned fire and backed out of the apartment in the Paradise Hills area of southeast San Diego.

"There was a hail of bullets," Brown said when asked to estimate the number of gunshots.

Officers carried the wounded officer out of the building and he died at a hospital.

"There was heroic action by the officers," the lieutenant said.

The type of weapon wasn't immediately known. The name of the officer is being withheld. Brown would only say he was a veteran officer with more than 15 years on the force.

A police dog was also wounded.

At least two people inside the apartment with the gunman emerged later. They weren't hurt.

The gunman remained barricaded inside the apartment with a SWAT surrounding the complex. Nearby apartments were evacuated, displacing at least 50 people.

Brown said at 5:15 a.m. Thursday that the SWAT team was preparing "a tactical entry."

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam Tries to Quash UAW Subpoenas

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:09 PM

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials are petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to quash subpoen . . .

Texas Seizes Polygamist Leader Warren Jeff's Ranch

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 12:53 PM

The sprawling Yearning for Zion Ranch in west Texas, where polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sexually assaulted young girls . . .

Christie Hires Ombudsman to Prevent Another Bridge-gate

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 12:27 PM

In his latest attempt to counter fallout from the Bridge-gate scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has hired a law sc . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved