Officer Shoots at Crow Bar-Wielding Suspect

The suspect was threatening civilians with a pipe wrench, police said

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    A police officer shot a suspect who was allegedly chasing people with a crow bar, authorities confirmed.

    The incident happened around 12 p.m. in the 500-block of East Main Street near Avocado Avenue in El Cajon.

    Officer Shoots at Crow Bar-Wielding Suspect

    [DGO] Officer Shoots at Crow Bar-Wielding Suspect
    A police officer shot at a suspect who was wielding a crow bar and threatening people in El Cajon Saturday. NBC 7's Lea Sutton reports.

    Authorities said they received reports of a man armed with a crow bar chasing another man in the area. When an officer arrived at the scene, the 38-year-old, crow bar-wielding suspect was standing in the middle of the street.

    As the officer was getting out of his car, the suspect allegedly charged at him. The officer fired several rounds at the suspect striking him in the stomach, leg and hand.

    The man was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for his injuries, which are non-life threatening, police said. The suspect’s name has not been released.

    The El Cajon Police Department said the officer who shot the suspect has been with the department for two years and is considered a good officer.

    The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the El Cajon Police Department at (619) 579-3311.
     

    Ed. Note: An earlier version of this story stated that the suspect was armed with a pipe wrench. The El Cajon Police Deparment later clarified that the suspect was armed with a crow bar.

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