The woman passenger fatally shot by Escondido police called a detective earlier the same morning to report that her boyfriend had a stolen car.
The victim was shot by police as her parolee boyfriend allegedly drove at an officer in a stolen car.
Jennifer Lynn Favreau, 31, the mother of a 9-year-old daughter, was declared dead at a hospital shortly after the roughly 11:30 a.m. shooting Thursday in a condominium parking lot in the 1800 block of East Grand Avenue, authorities said.
Christopher Ramirez, 27, who was uninjured, was booked on suspicion of auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. Under state law, he also could be charged with Favreau's death under what prosecutors call the felony death rule, which holds criminals liable for unintended consequences of their actions.
Favreau called an undercover detective about 9:30 a.m., saying that her boyfriend had a stolen car, police told The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Ramirez, scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Vista Superior Court in connection with the shooting, was released from prison in March on an auto theft conviction, police said.
Plainclothes detectives found the car parked in the back of the Pepperwood Meadows complex. Because two schools are nearby, they decided against blocking in the car and alerted both schools, which were put on "lockdown," the Union-Tribune reported.
Police meant to stop the car as it was leaving the entrance to the apartment complex.
With Ramirez driving and Favreau in the passenger seat as the car turned into the west driveway, officers tried to block it by pulling in front of the car, San Diego police Lt. Bob Benton told the newspaper.
Ramirez put the car in reverse and rammed another undercover officer, who was maneuvering to block it.
The officers got out of the car, and Ramirez allegedly accelerated toward them.
One detective fired four rounds, the Union-Tribune reported.
Ramirez rammed another patrol car blocking the driveway and, about that time, officers realized the passenger had been shot, police said.
The officer who shot Favreau was not named but described as a 10-year officer with the special investigations unit.
The car was stolen during a residential burglary, and police are looking into Ramirez's possible involvement, the Union-Tribune reported.Police said they declined to release a booking photo to avoid tainting the burglary investigation.
A cloudy start to the week with cooler weather for Monday and Tuesday. At the coast Monday, temperatures will hit the high 60s with high 70s for the inland communities.
Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of the Navy's Third Fleet, is the scheduled keynote speaker Monday at the annual Memorial Day observance at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
One man was killed and another injured when they were struck by a passenger train in Oceanside, authorities said Monday.
Sunday was all about those who laid their lives on the line and with the number of veterans dwindling each year, many present at a Miramar ceremony hope to keep their memory alive.
A Navy Seal team member has died after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.
Metropolitan Transit System is scheduling extra service starting Monday for a three-day game series between the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, a spokesperson said.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Commencement was held Sunday for seniors at the University of San Diego, with ceremonies featuring a pair of distinguished alumni.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.