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Suspect in custody after shooting incident in downtown San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) - A female suspect was taken into custody after an "active shooter" was reported by San Diego police along the route for the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Sunday. Authorities investigated whether the woman was also the suspect of an attempted kidnapping that occurred in Chula Vista, but it was determined to be a different suspect. 

58 year-old Mona Elease Williams was taken into custody following the shooting incident, according to SDPD. 

The incident started as a hit-and-run according to San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit, which was reported at 10:45 a.m. in the area of West A Street and Kettner Boulevard.

As police attempted to pull Williams over she reportedly pulled into a parking garage at C Street between Second and Third avenues where she begin pointing, what appeared to be a handgun, at officers and made her way to the top of the garage. 

The area was near the finish lines for the half and full marathons of the SD Rock 'n' Roll marathon.

Police told City News Service the situation "had been contained" just after 11:30 a.m. and later tweeted that the scene was secure. 

Police give second update on "shooter" incident at 3:30 p.m.:

"I heard two gunshots," said Alem Abegaz who was working in a different part of the parking garage when the suspect pulled in to the booth operated by her co-worker.

While police tried to move in on Williams one officer accidentally discharged his weapon shooting himself in the leg. Police say that officer is expected to make a full recovery. 

During the incident officers fired two shots at the suspect, but both missed. 

Other officers later approached Williams and she threw the weapon she had been brandishing off the building, according to Chief Nisleit. It landed in the street and was later confirmed to be an airsoft handgun. 

Police also became aware of an incident in Chula Vista that was believed to possibly be related to the shooting event. A man reported that he had been gagged by an ex-girlfriend attempting to abduct him. CVPD confirmed that the suspect in that incident was not the same woman as the shooting incident suspect despite having similar physical descriptions, vehicle descriptions and the same last name.

While officers continue to investigate, Abegaz says she's happy everyone, including her coworker, are safe. 

"I was crying and I was shaking," she said. "When I saw [my co-worker, she was] almost crying and stuff, but she's okay right now. Everybody is okay right now."

Meanwhile, some runners in the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon were impacted by the shooting incident. The marathon came to a halt with runners being re-routed just feet from the finish line. 

The San Diego Padres released a statement following the incident saying their afternoon game would be played at Petco Park as scheduled.

San Diego police give update following 'active shooter' incident Sunday at 1:15 p.m.:

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