Shots Fired During Attempted Bank Robbery - NBC 7 San Diego

Shots Fired During Attempted Bank Robbery

The suspect has not been located



    Police are searching for a man who they believe attempted to rob a bank on Tuesday, June 11. (Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013)

    San Diego police responded to an attempted bank robbery in University City where gunshots were fired Tuesday night.

    The attempted robbery happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Fargo at 8410 Genesee Ave.

    A man and woman entered the bank and gave the teller a note demanding cash, according to police. Police said a security guard apprehended the woman and fired two shots at the man as he ran out of the door, hitting him in the head.

    Police said the wounded man ran to a teal blue Honda Civic, driven by another man who was waiting at a nearby apartment complex.

    The injured suspect was dropped off at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

    Officials later identified two of the suspects as Casey Wilson and Laura Elshire.

    Police are still looking for the getaway driver. He was seen wearing black clothing and a skull cap, according to police.

    The woman also suffered a head injury during the attempted robbery, but police said she wasn’t shot.

    Eye witness John Ellis' curiosity and suspicion over this man running full speed and bleeding from a head wound lead him to photograph and follow the suspected robber.

    “I thought, well that's odd, going out for a jog with latex gloves and a Pendleton shirt on,” Ellis said.

    Ellis saw the getaway car, with an accomplice behind the wheel parked at La Jolla Nobel apartments across the street from the bank.

    “He was bleeding from the face,” Ellis said.

    The driver later dropped the injured suspect  at Sharp Memorial Hospital then fled.

    Investigators say inside, it was the a bank security guard that fired on the fleeing suspect. He shot in the direction of the front door leading straight into the busy shopping center full of parents and kids.

    The security guard simultaneously whacked a female robbery suspect over the head. She was treated at Scripps Memorial Hospital.

    Investigators still looking for the third suspect. He was driving an older model teal green four door Honda Civic, and instead of a license plate there is a paper placard with the logo VTEC. It was last seen heading eastbound on Nobel Avenue.

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