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Man recovering after being shot in face by gunman who killed officer

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man was recuperating Monday from a gunshot wound to the face that was inflicted by the same gunman who police say shot and killed a San Diego police officer a short time later.

Dejon Marquee White, 23, was shot to death by police at the end of a bloody rampage that began at the In and Out Burger restaurant parking lot on North Magnolia Avenue in the El Cajon area Saturday afternoon.

According to police, White shot Martin Hanna as he sat in his vehicle in the In and Out parking lot about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. About 10 minutes later, White allegedly pulled up next to Officer Jeremy Henwood, 36, as he sat in his patrol car at University Avenue and 45th Street in City Heights and opened fire, hitting the officer in the head.

Henwood, a four-year veteran of the police force, was mortally wounded.

He was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m. Sunday at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Chief William Lansdowne characterized the shooting as an "assassination."

The rampage came to a close shortly after 6 p.m., when police found White's vehicle outside some apartments in the 4000 block of 48th Street. White allegedly grabbed a shotgun when confronted by police and was fired upon by several officers.

He was declared dead on the spot. A suicide note was found in White's apartment, but there was no mention of what he would do and no motive was given, police said.

Henwood was a Marine reservist who had served three tours of duty overseas.

In a statement released Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife offered condolences to the Henwood family, which includes the slain officer's mother, Beverly; a brother, Robbie; and a sister, Emily, of San Antonio, Texas.

"Anne and I send our deepest condolences to Officer Henwood's family, friends and colleagues mourning his tragic and untimely death," Brown said.

"We honor this brave officer's service to his state and nation at home and on the battlefield."

Henwood is the second San Diego police officer killed on the job within 10 months. On Oct. 28 in the Skyline district, Officer Chris Wilson, 50, was fatally shot during a probation raid.

The San Diego Police Officers Association has created a trust fund for Henwood's family. Donations can be mailed to: Officer Jeremy Henwood Family Trust, c/o San Diego Police Officers Association, 8388 Vickers St, San Diego, CA 92111.

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