FUGITIVE TASK FORCE AGENTS SHOT FELONY SUSPECT IN ALPINE

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East County News Service

March 11, 2015 (Alpine)--Agents from the San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force were involved in a shooting Wednesday morning in Alpine. The agents were looking for a felony warrant suspect at 2157 Arnold Way. The warrant suspect entered a 2004 Ford Excursion and tried to flee, according to Lieutenant John Maryon with the Sheriff’s Homicide detail.

“Fearing for their safety, the agents bailed out of their unmarked vehicle and four agents shot at the suspect, striking him several times in the upper body,” Lt. Maryon said.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported, via ambulance, to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he was undergoing surgery. None of the agents were injured.

UT San Diego reports that the agents who fired the shots were with state and federal agencies; Sheriff’s deputies did not discharge their weapons.

According to 10 News, witnesses reported hearing 10 to 15 gunshots.

The suspect is a 25-year-old white male who had an active felony warrant for his arrest as well as an open criminal investigation with the San Diego Police Department. The suspect was considered armed and dangerous. His name has not been released, nor have the names of the officers been made public.

This incident will be investigated by detectives from the Sheriff's Homicide Detail.

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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