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By Miriam Raftery

April 8, 2014 (La Mesa) – A man who stabbed a Sheriff’s deputy  was shot by the deputy’s partner this morning in La Mesa.

The suspect, Allan David Riley, 55. gave deputies a fraudulent name when questioned at a gas station at 5322 Jackson Drive near Grossmont Center at 9:20 a.m. A records check revealed a felony warrant and a deputy attempted to arrest Riley, who pulled out a fixed-blade knife and stabbed the deputy in the leg, said Lieutenant. Glenn Giannantonio. 

The second deputy, seeing his partner get stabbed, fired one round from his duty pistol, striking the suspect in the abdomen. As cover deputies arrived on scene, the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect and the deputy who had been stabbed were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The deputy has been treated and released from the hospital. The suspect is still in the hospital and is expected to survive.

The suspect was later identified as Allan David Riley a resident of the city of La Mesa. Riley was found to have several warrants for his arrest including burglary, possession of a dirk or dagger, and under the influence of a controlled substance. He has been placed under arrest for attempted murder of a peace officer.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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