BREAKING: SWAT Standoff With Gunman Shooting At Officers

Sandy Malone

San Diego police and SWAT officers have been engaged in a long standoff with a gunman firing at them from his apartment.

San Diego, CA – Police are in an ongoing standoff with an armed man who opened fired from his home in Hillcrest on Thursday.

The incident began at about 9:30 a.m. after San Diego police officers responded to a home on 4th Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue for a call about a man who wanted to harm himself, KSWB reported.

Police said that when officers arrived at the residence, a man inside began shooting at them.

Officers took cover behind their vehicles and called for backup and SWAT to respond to the scene, KSWB reported.

Police negotiators attempted to contact the gunman and get him to come outside, but as of mid-afternoon, the suspect had not responded to their entreaties.

Witnesses have reported that the man has continued to fire at officers from his apartment throughout the standoff.

It’s believed that no police officers have been wounded so far during the incident but that has not yet been confirmed by the San Diego Police Department, KSWB reported.

Police have asked the residents and commuters avoid the area.

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Comments (11)
JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Whackafornia, when a call comes out as a man wanting to harm himself and then starts shooting at officers, sounds like suicide by cop, let him shoot himself, problem solved!

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JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Why

Boston_Cowboy
Boston_Cowboy

Go to the floor below his, wait for him to go to a window, then fire up!

Raymelson
Raymelson

W,T,H has happened to my beloved country I'm a 74 year old vet is this what I fought for I at a loss for words

jaxholley
jaxholley

I know this is California but don't they have any snipers and why are they not using them. This is a real threat to the community. Sniper Bingo take that guy out. Why take a chance an officer may be shot and killed


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