A violent crime spree in San Diego left one man dead and others critically injured. Catherina Garcia reports.
A 40-year-old suspect believed to have shot an off-duty officer was killed late Wednesday night by police after he approached authorities with a rifle during a stakeout.
Officials say Philip Hernandez was involved in a violent crime spree between Monday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Here’s a timeline of the events throughout the situation.
Monday, Oct. 29
2 a.m. - Police found a car burning in Mission Bay with gun casings near the vehicle.
2:30 a.m. - Officials found a man who was shot several times in Hillcrest on Upas Street. The man was seriously injured and taken to the hospital.
9 a.m. - A man was robbed by a suspect at gunpoint in a parking lot at 8900 Rio San Diego Drive in Mission Valley. He was wearing a dark shirt that said “Police” on the front.
12:30 p.m. - An off-duty San Diego police officer was robbed at gunpoint after using an ATM in Escondido, when the suspect shot the officer execution-style. The suspect then fled the area.
1:30 p.m. - The suspect robbed a man of his vehicle at t 6300 College Grove Way in Oak Park. The suspect was accompanied by a woman and both wore dark clothing with the word “Police” on the front. Both stole a black Suzuki hatchback, and a white Crown Victoria was found in the same parking lot.
7 p.m. – The Suzuki was found in Chula Vista and it had been set on fire.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
9 p.m. - Police began tracking a suspicious vehicle in the Barrio Logan neighborhood.
11 p.m. - Police responded to an area the suspect was hiding and Hernandez was killed in the shooting. A second suspect, Cindy Garcia, 18, was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car. She will be arraigned at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 for felony robbery charges.