Two Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting in Encanto

By Sherene Tagharobi and R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Feb 27, 2014  |  Updated 5:23 PM PDT
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Two people were shot by a San Diego Police narcotics officer Wednesday. NBC 7's Omari Fleming has reaction from neighbors.

Two people were shot by a San Diego Police narcotics officer Wednesday. NBC 7's Omari Fleming has reaction from neighbors.

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Officer-Involved Shooting Sends 2 to Hospital

Two civilians were shot when the narcotics team tried to execute a search warrant in Encanto. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports.
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Two people were injured in an officer-involved shooting in Encanto early Thursday.

Officers were serving a narcotics-related search warrant at 604 64th Street around 7:30 a.m. when they were threatened, according to SDPD Lt. Jorge Duran.

A member of the San Diego police narcotics unit repeatedly knocked on the front window of the home while the team was executing the search warrant. As the officer knocked, the window broke, police said.

As the officer looked inside the residence, the officer saw a 35-year-old man inside the room stand up and retrieve what appeared to be a weapon, officials said. Fearing he was going to use it, the officer fired several rounds according to investigators.

The man inside the room was shot in the hip area and was transported to a nearby hospital.

A second shooting victim, a 56-year-old woman, walked out of the home with a gunshot wound to the leg.

There were six people inside the home at the time of the shooting. None of the occupants was carrying a weapon, officials said.

No officers were injured.

The officer who fired the shots -- a three-year department veteran -- will be on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.

The location is north of Atkins Avenue and south of Brooklyn Avenue where two elementary schools are located. No word on if students at the schools were impacted.

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