San Diego

Undercover Cop Targeted in Shooting in Jamacha Lomita Area

The investigation has closed off a large stretch of Jamacha Road near Beacon.

An undercover San Diego Police detective escaped injury when shots were fired at his unmarked vehicle while he was investigating gang activity in Jamacha Lomita Monday.

Officers received a call of multiple gunshots near Glencoe Drive and Jamacha Boulevard at 10:45 p.m.

A driver opened fire at the plainclothes detective sitting inside an unmarked car. The detective wasn't injured during the shooting however there were several bullet holes left in the detective’s car.

SDPD patrol cars arrived and stopped the suspect vehicle as it was traveling west on Jamacha Boulevard.

One man jumped out of the car and began running through backyards.

One officer fired his weapon at the suspect but it's not known if the man was injured, SDPD officials said in a written news release.

Two men and one woman were taken into custody, police said. One suspect was still outstanding. The woman has been identified as 31-year-old Kimberly Denise Hooker. She's been booked on a charge of attempted murder, police said.

The two men were not identified. They are facing weapon charges and a probation violation, police said.

The investigation has closed off a large stretch of Jamacha Road near Beacon.

Neighbors heard the shooting and police activity overnight.

SDPD officials say the officer who fired his weapon feared for his life at the time of the shooting. He has been identified only as an 8-year veteran of the department.

No other information was immediately available.

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