A downtown San Diego resident, who was in the process of being evicted, was shot by a San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy Tuesday, officials said.
Two deputies arrived at the apartment building on 6th Avenue and Broadway around 7:45 a.m. to help evict Daryl Ray Cody, 30, who had received notice three days prior, according to officials.
At first, officials had said Cody fired upon the deputy. However, investigators later updated that information.
According to police, the deputies and the building manager knocked on Cody's door, but he didn't answer. They cracked open the door and asked Cody to come down from the top of a small loft.
When Cody didn't come down, one of the deputies climbed up the ladder to get him, officials said. That deputy thought he saw the barrel of a gun and shot Cody in the leg.
Before the shooting, police said Cody refused to show his hands and moved in a way that made the deputy believe he had a gun.
Investigators have not said if Cody was armed.
Crews with San Diego Fire-Rescue were called to treat Cody and take him to a local hospital. After he is released, he will be booked into the San Diego County Jail, according to police.
The deputies were not injured.
The deputy who opened fire will be identified within 48 hours, Police Capt. Terry McManus said. The deputies are assigned to downtown court services.
The shooting happened in the San Diego Police Department's jurisdiction, so it will handle the investigation.