Police Investigate Officer Involved-Shooting in San Ysidro - NBC 7 San Diego

Police Investigate Officer Involved-Shooting in San Ysidro

Incident occurred near East San Ysidro Boulevard early Sunday morning



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    The Homicide Unit of the San Diego Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred early Sunday morning in San Ysidro.

    A Trolley Security officer reported to police that a man and woman were fighting in the area of 700 East San Ysidro Boulevard, according to Lt. Mike Hastings of SDPD.

    The arriving officer walked into a parking lot at 729 East San Ysidro Boulevard to check on the disturbance. At that moment, the officer saw a vehicle rapidly back out of a parking stall, Lt. Hastings said.

    The vehicle was moving at a high rate of speed and almost hit a pedestrian who had to jump out of the way as the car backed out of the stall, according to witnesses.

    Police said the vehicle hit a parked car and then accelerated forward, right into the male officer's direction.

    Fearing he would be hit, police said the officer then fired one round from his duty weapon that struck the front of the vehicle's windshield.

    The round did not hit the officer or the suspect, Lt. Hastings said.

    Police said the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed out of the parking lot.

    Sometime later the suspect was stopped by other officers in the 600-block of East San Ysidro Boulevard and taken into custody.

    Authorities said the suspect suffered minor abrasions to his face, though it was not clear whether those were caused by an earlier fight or the broken windshield glass.

    The suspect was booked into County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

    A male passenger in the vehicle the suspect was driving was taken to an area hospital, treated for minor injuries, and then released. Police said the passenger was not charged.