OCEANSIDE (CNS) - An assault suspect holed up in his Oceanside house Thursday and allegedly fired a pellet gun at officers after they tried to arrest him, prompting a several-hour standoff that ended with his arrest.
Police went to the home in the 600 block of South Cleveland Street about 3 p.m. to take 50-year-old Sean Myers into custody on suspicion of assaulting his father and a neighbor, Lt. Leonard Mata said.
When officers contacted him, the suspect retreated into his home and refused repeated orders to surrender, according to Mata. At one point, he fired a pellet gun out of the house, striking an officer in the face. No serious injuries resulted, Mata said.
In the late afternoon, a SWAT team was called in to surround the home and prepare to enter it forcibly, if necessary, Mata said.
Officers fired tear gas into the home shortly before 6:30 p.m., forcing Myers out. Officers then were able to take him into custody without further incident.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."
Police were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who fired a shot while robbing a Rolando-area smoke shop and his accomplice who emptied its cash register.