- On Thursday night in San Diego, two officers were shot, one was killed.
- One suspect was shot and taken into custody early Friday morning.
- Police are still conducting the investigation and aren't willing to speculate about this being an ambush at this time.
One police officer was shot and killed and another shot and wounded on Thursday night in San Diego.
A suspect was shot and arrested early Friday morning. He is being treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital. Police are unsure at the time if he acted alone or if there are more suspects on the loose. Police have also called for area residents to remain indoors while they conduct their investigation.
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“I'm extremely heartbroken to report that we had an officer shot and killed,” said San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.
It is with a very sad heart that we announce the death of one of our Officers tonight. Pray for his family pic.twitter.com/3l9PXa1vuW
— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
Both of the shot officers were members of the department's gang suppression unit. The pair radioed in at around 11 p.m. that they were making a stop. The unit almost immediately called in for emergency backup.
At this time, the San Diego Police Department is not willing to speculate on the officers being victims of an ambush.
“We don't have enough information at this point,” said Zimmerman.
The names of the officers and the suspect have not yet been released.
Zimmerman also said that officers who responded to the pair's call for help made a heroic attempt to save the life of their other colleague, rushing him to a hospital in a squad vehicle.
The officer who died had a wife and two children.
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