San Diego Police Department

Woman Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting in East Village

No officers were injured, and the woman’s injuries are not life-threatening

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A woman was injured in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night in East Village after reportedly throwing glass from her window and later threatening officers with a knife, San Diego Police said.

Police were called to the 500 block of Park Boulevard. at around 9:50 p.m. Callers reported being hit by glass thrown by a woman in an apartment, SDPD said.

Once officers arrived at the scene they found glass and furniture items on the east sidewalk. The woman ignored officers and continued to throw objects out the window, at times she would appear by the window armed with a knife, SDPD said.

Police attempted to get in contact with the woman and were able to gain access to her apartment after she failed to come out, SDPD said.

Once inside, officers had found she had locked herself in the bathroom and again, refused to come out. The officers used chemical agents and a police canine to try to take her into custody, but she was uncooperative.

The woman then punched and grabbed the police canine and brandished a knife and threatened the officers with the knife.

"And at that point, one officer fearing that he was going to be struck or stabbed with the knife, and fired at least one round striking the female," said SDPD Capt. Rich Freedman.

She was immediately given first aid and was transported to a local hospital.

Neither the officers or the police canine were injured. The woman’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

The pedestrians on the street that were hit by the glass also did not suffer any injuries.

SDPD Homicide Unit is conducting an officer-involved shooting investigation. Detectives did recover the knife at the scene.

The woman's identity has not been released but is described as a 26-year-old resident of San Diego. The name of the officer involved in this incident is not being released but has been with the department for over 11 years, SDPD said.  

This incident affected the trolley service nearby.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

No other information was available.

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