Chula Vista

Man Wanted for Attempted Murder Dies in Shootout with CVPD in Eastlake

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A man wanted for attempted murder died in a gun battle with Chula Vista police Monday following a cross-town pursuit that ended in a collision in front of an Eastlake home.

Chula Vista Police Department officers first spotted David Angulo, 33, a documented gang member and suspect in an attempted murder case from last month, brandishing a hand gun at around 5:20 p.m., according to CVPD Lt. Dan Peak.

Angulo then stole a Ford pickup truck at gunpoint near Maxwell Road and Main Street in Chula Vista and led officers on a chase.

He was headed westbound on Otay Lakes Road when he hit an SUV at the corner of Rutgers Avenue, causing the SUV to flip on its side. Angulo then exited the truck and tried to get into the home on the corner of the intersection but could not, according to Peak.

NBC 7’s Lauren Coronado speaks with an Eastlake homeowner who recalls the shootout involving Chula Vista police that happened outside his home.

Shell casings in the driveway indicate Angulo fired at officers, Peak said. CPVD officers also fired their weapons. CVPD later confirmed Angulo died.

Overhead views from SkyRanger 7 showed several evidence placards in the street in front of the home steps away from the overturned SUV. A yellow tarp was strung between two cars in the driveway to shield a body from view.

Peak said Angulo was involved in an attempted murder in Chula Vista approximately six weeks ago, and at least two other shootings.

No officers were injured, according to Peak. The driver of the SUV was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The owner of the truck Angulo stole said he was working at a construction site on Heritage Road and was closing up when Angulo jumped into the passenger seat, pointed a gun at him and took off with his truck. 

The owner of the home where the shootout took place told NBC 7 he ran outside when he heard the traffic collision and was quickly chased back into his home, where his wife and children were, by Angulo who was demanding to be let in. The homeowner said several of his cars were damaged by gunfire.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said its Fugitive Task Force was assisting CVPD prior to the shooting.

No other information was available.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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