Officer Shoots Suspect Near Point Loma Hotel

Four U.S. deputy marshals and an officer were injured in the incident

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    NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports on the officer-involved shooting at the site of an undercover operation in Point Loma on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

    A suspect was shot several times in the torso after he attempted to run over a law enforcement officer in Point Loma Wednesday. 

    Four deputy U.S. Marshals and a San Diego police officer were injured while taking part in an undercover operation on Garrison Street around 8 p.m.

    The U.S. Marshal task force was looking for a wanted fugitive known to have weapons and narcotics.

    One of the officers came face-to-face with that suspect, a 28-year-old man, and that's when the fugitive got into a white Volkswagen Jetta and tried to back up, officials said.

    He rammed two unmarked police vehicles and a marked patrol vehicle, police said.

    When the driver was ordered to stop, he instead drove forward and struck one of the officers in the leg, according to investigators.

    At that point the officer fired several rounds, hitting the suspect in the torso.

    “It was bang, bang, bang, bang, that was it, it didn’t sound like two and two, it sounded like four and the one gun,” said witness Frank Brenha.

    Andie Isaacson said when she ran outside to see what was happening there were already cops on scene.

    “And someone wailing, screaming, you know, moaning, just sounded very frantic and scared,” Isaacson said.

    The suspect was taken to a local hospital following the shooting. The police officer and deputy marshals suffered minor injuries.

    The business was roped off as police launched an investigation at the scene.

    The officer involved in the shooting is a five-year veteran of the Department.