VISTA (CNS) - A man who was shot by a deputy sheriff during a struggle in which he grabbed her Taser and fired it at her but missed, pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of assault and resisting an officer in performance of her duties.
Anthony Fernando Garcia, 21, will receive a two-year prison term at a June 12 sentencing hearing.
Garcia was shot by the deputy after he wrestled her electric stun gun away from her and fired it on May 22, 2013, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Shortly before 8 p.m., the deputy was dispatched to an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Primrose Avenue to investigate a report of people smoking marijuana there, sheriff's Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said.
Once there, she found Garcia and three other people in a laundry room. Garcia became combative, leading to the struggle for the deputy's Taser and him being shot with her service weapon, the lieutenant said.
The deputy was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released the same night.
Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a Vista apartment early Sunday, and homicide detectives were investigating, sheriff's deputies said.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.