2 Wounded After Officer-Involved Shooting In Encanto
Thursday, February 27, 2014
A detective fired into an Encanto-area home Thursday, wounding two drug suspects, when she believed she saw one of them reach for a gun, authorities reported.
The shooting in the 600 block of 64th Street occurred about 7:45 a.m., as members of a narcotics-enforcement team were trying to serve a search warrant, according to San Diego police.
Officers knocked on a window of the residence to announce their presence, and then saw a male occupant seemingly grabbing for a gun, SDPD Lt. Jorge Duran told reporters.
Several shots were fired, wounding the man and a woman. Medics took them to a hospital with leg wounds. Their conditions and identities were not immediately available.
It was unclear if the male suspect indeed had been trying to arm himself when the detective opened fire through the window.
The police shooting was the second to occur in San Diego in as many days.
Wednesday morning, an SDPD officer fatally shot an apparently suicidal 62-year-old military veteran who allegedly raised a rifle inside a third-floor apartment above a bar in the 900 block of Broadway, about six blocks east of City Hall.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the day of the week that the shooting occurred.