San Diego Police Department

Man Shot by SDPD Following Domestic Violence Incident in Rancho Peñasquitos

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Police officers shot a man Wednesday night after responding to a domestic violence call in the Rancho Peñasquitos area.

A woman called 911 at around 7:20 p.m. with a domestic violent complaint, and a man could be heard in the background saying he wanted to be shot by police, according to San Diego Police Department Captain Richard Freedman. There were also indications there were guns in the home, Capt. Freedman said.

Officers responded to Celtic Court off Donaker Street, but kept their distance from the home upon arrival, the captain said.

Then officers heard a confrontation between the man and woman inside the home, so they moved closer. Moments later, officers made contact with the man and woman on the front porch, Capt. Freedman said.

As officers approached, the man pulled out a gun and aimed it at officers, according to the captain. One shot was fired and the man was disarmed.

He was conscious and breathing prior to being taken to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, an SDPD spokesperson said.

A revolver was recovered at the scene, SDPD said. The man has been identified as the 61-year-old resident of the home. His name is not being released at this time. The woman is his wife.

No officers were injured in the shooting, according to SDPD Sgt. Clint Leisz.

An investigation is underway by the Homicide Unit. After they complete their investigation, it will be reviewed by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to determine if the officers bear any criminal liability for their actions.

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