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Police shooting wounds 2 suspects in Encanto

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The above four photos of the scene are courtesy: CBS News 8's Gene Kang. The above four photos of the scene are courtesy: CBS News 8's Gene Kang.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A detective fired into an Encanto-area home Thursday, wounding two drug suspects, when she believed she saw one of them reach for a gun, authorities reported.

The shooting in the 600 block of 64th Street occurred about 7:45 a.m., as members of a narcotics-enforcement team were trying to serve a search warrant, according to San Diego police.

As one of the officers knocked on a window of the residence to announce their presence, it broke, after which she saw a man inside seemingly grabbing for a gun, SDPD Lt. Mike Hastings said.

The detective fired several rounds, wounding the 35-year-old suspect in the hip and leaving another occupant, a 56-year-old woman, with a lower-leg gunshot injury. The pair, whose names were not released, were admitted to a hospital in stable condition, according to Hastings.

It remained unclear this evening if the male suspect indeed had been trying to arm himself when the detective fired her gun through the window.

The police shooting was the second of two to occur in San Diego in as many days.

Late Wednesday morning, SDPD Sgt. Kerry Mensior fatally shot an apparently suicidal military veteran who allegedly raised a pellet rifle toward officers from inside a third-floor apartment above a bar about six blocks east of City Hall.

John Edward Chesney, 62, died inside his third-floor rental residence in the 900 block of Broadway.


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