Update: Our Sergeant is in serious but stable condition and is expected to survive.
On behalf of Chief Nisleit and the entire San Diego Police Department family, we thank all our allied agencies who responded in our time of need.
Per the county-wide MOU, the San Diego County Sheriff’s will be conducting the officer-involved shooting investigation.
Death Investigation - Officer Involved Shooting
December 9, 2023 - San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials report that on December 7, 2023, at about 10:00 p.m., the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) received a report of a stolen vehicle and a suspect description. Around 11:30 p.m., officers were able to locate the vehicle in the shopping plaza in the 10500 block of 4S Commons Drive in San Diego. The suspect was inside a store. Officers attempted to contact him, but he ran out of the store. While outside of the store, the suspect fired at least one round at the officers and struck one of them in the head. That prompted multiple officers to discharge their firearms. Multiple rounds struck the suspect. He went to the ground and his firearm was near him.
Officers rendered medical aid to the suspect and their partner. Both were then transported to separate hospitals by paramedics. The suspect was pronounced deceased at about 1:00 a.m. The officer is in serious but stable condition. The names of all individuals involved are being withheld at this time.
There are no outstanding suspects or danger to the community. SDPD is conducting the investigation involving the stolen vehicle.
Per the Countywide Memorandum of Understanding, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit was called to the scene to conduct the officer-involved-shooting investigation. At this stage of the investigation, the motivation and circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation. Detectives are currently gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and examining the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
The investigation and review process for officer-involved shootings are extremely thorough. When the Homicide Unit completes its investigation, it will be reviewed by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to determine if the officers bear any state criminal liability for their actions. The San Diego Police Department will conduct an administrative investigation into the officers’ discharge of their firearms. The Commission on Police Practices (CPP) will conduct a review of the incident and provide any appropriate recommendations.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.Source & photo: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department