by Michelle Moon
Shots fired at approximately 8:25 a.m. Sunday morning that sent one San Diego Police Officer to the hospital were met with responding shots fired at the shooting suspect leaving the man dead at the scene.
SDPD officers originally attempted to stop a gray Jeep traveling an estimated 90 miles per hour on Interstate 805 around 7:40 a.m. The vehicle evaded authorities in the chase that ensued, but was later spottedâ€“abandoned. A search of vehicle license records yielded the possibility that the SUV had been used in multiple shootings in the city within the several weeks prior.
A male suspect spotted near the abandoned vehicle ran when officers attempted to approach him. It was then that the suspect produced a gun and fired at the officers, hitting a female officer in the upper tors,o according to a Sunday afternoon statement from the San Diego Police Department.
Several responding shots from two officers left the suspect dead at the scene. He has been identified, but his name is not being released, pending family notification.
Breitbart previously reported that the injured officer is expected to survive. Emergency responders included fire, paramedics and police as well as a helicopter and SWAT, based on NBC San Diego reporting. NBCSD also reported there may be police body camera footage of the events.
The yet unidentified injured officer was in good spirits, talking and smiling, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a press conference.