Knife-Wielding Suspect Had Prior Arrests

The suspect in Thursday's officer involved shooting is now under guard at an undisclosed hospital

By Paul Krueger
|  Friday, Mar 2, 2012  |  Updated 6:04 PM PDT
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Officer Involved in El Cajon Shooting

Andrew Luna, 22, has been accused before allegedly attacking a police officer with a knife.

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Knife-Wielding Suspect Had Prior Arrests

Lt. J.D. Arvan speaks with NBCSanDiego about the incident involving 22-year-old suspect Andrew Luna and an officer.

Officer Involved in El Cajon Shooting

An officer opened fire on a man who threatened him with two knives in El Cajon Thursday morning. NBC 7 reporter Lea Sutton spoke with witness Betty Hill about the confrontation.
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The suspect in Thursday's officer involved shooting is now under guard at an undisclosed hospital.

Andrew Luna, 22, was shot once in the arm by an El Cajon police sergeant, after Luna allegedly came after the sergeant with a knife.

Residents in the 1700 block of Pepper Hill Drive called police because the thought Luna was acting suspiciously.

The knife-wielding suspect was a threat to both the officer and residents, whom he could have stabbed, said Lt. J.D. Arvan. Officials believed Luna could have thrown the knife at someone, or lunged at them.

Court records obtained by NBCSanDiego reveal Luna has been arrested and charged at least six times in the past four years, for narcotics and DUI violations. Those records show that Luna pleaded guilty to most of those charges, and then repeated violated probation.
 

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