Officer Involved in Shooting in El Cajon

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    Video of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on July 30, 2013.

    A parolee who allegedly tried to run down a law enforcement officer before fleeing in El Cajon has been captured, according to officials.

    The incident happened shortly after 2 p.m. near Vernon Way and Johnson Avenue.

    El Cajon police officers were performing a traffic stop when a suspect in a red Mitsubishi coupe panicked officials said.

    The suspect then fled, slamming into El Cajon police sergeant's vehicle and attempting to run over a California Highway Patrol officer who was standing outside his vehicle.

    The CHP officer fired several rounds at the suspect's vehicle officials said. The suspect then went to 877 Vernon Way and got out of the car.

    Thirty-three-year-old Ali Alkafaji, was captured shortly before 6 p.m. As law enforcement officers attempted to take Alkafaji into custody, he was bitten by a K-9 unit. 

    His injury was described as minor by El Cajon police.

    Alkafaji was initially wanted for burglary. He was booked on assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm on a police officer and a parole violation police said.

    One woman at the scene was detained and questioned for information. She was identified as 24-year-old Dasha Elkerton. El Cajon police said Elkerton had two outstanding felony warrants so they booked her into county jail as well.

    No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.


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