SAN DIEGO — A man accused of shooting a San Diego police officer Monday during a pursuit in Mountain View is in custody after nearly 10-hour standoff. The suspect had been barricaded inside an apartment.
The injured officer was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is considered stable, according to the San Diego Police Department.
San Diego's Mayor's Chief of Staff posted on Twitter that the officer who was shot this morning was able to speak to the mayor while in the hospital.
The shooting was reported around midnight on the 3500 block of Main Street, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Police say the suspect was driving a possible stolen vehicle and the suspect did not stop. This led to a car chase with a police helicopter overhead, it was a lengthy chase where the vehicle was abandoned near 45th and Logan Ave.
Around 1:30 a.m., the driver got out of the vehicle, opened fire on an officer, and ran into an apartment unit in the 1000 block of 44th street, according to police.
"The suspect left the vehicle and fled on foot with officers in pursuit. That suspect open fire on officers, hitting one officer at least one time. Officers were not able to return fire," police said.
Police say the suspected shooter barricaded himself inside an apartment building near 1000 S 44th Street. Some residents were evacuated, but others were advised to shelter in place.
Police said investigators know who the suspect is, but his name has not been released.
The San Diego Police Department asked motorists to avoid the following roads: Logan Avenue from south 43rd Street to south 46th Street, south 45th Street and Keeler Avenue, and Newton Avenue from south 43rd Street to south 45th Street.
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