Suspected Burglar Shot by SDPD Officer

By Monica Dean
|  Friday, Jul 15, 2011  |  Updated 6:52 AM PDT
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Officers Shoot Burlgary Suspect in Hillcrest

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Officers Shoot Burlgary Suspect in Hillcrest

The call first came out as a burglary in progress on the second floor of a business complex in the 3300-block of Third Avenue near Hillcrest. As Monica Dean reports, officers said the suspect refused commands to stop and raised his knife while walking toward them.
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A police investigation is underway right now after an officer involved shooting that sent the suspect to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The call first came out as a burglary in progress on the second floor of a business complex in the 3300-block of Third Avenue near Hillcrest.

San Diego police got a 911 call around 10:15 p.m. Thursday from a person who was inside the building and said he heard glass breaking on the second floor.

Officers arrived and started a search.

Two officers found the front windows of a dental office broken -- and as they got closer, the suspect came crawling back out of the business, through the broken window carrying property from the business.

The suspect was armed with a large knife, ignored commands to stop and came at the officer while raising the knife knife police said.

One of the officers opened fire, hitting the suspect.

The man, described as 25 to 30 years old, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The officer involved is a three-year veteran of the department who works with Central Division.
 

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