BLUE LIVES MATTER, ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER GUNNED DOWN …
FOX News is reporting that another police officer has been killed, this time in San Diego, California. Two police officers have been shot, sadly one has passed away during a traffic stip in San Diego. Which further leads to the obvious, that there is no such thing as a routine police stop. According to San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, the shooting happened at around 11 p.m. local time (2 a.m. ET Friday) in the Southcrest neighborhood. One suspect has been taken into custody.
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One San Diego police officer was killed and another one wounded when a driver they stopped Thursday night opened fire on them in the latest in a series of cop shootings around the nation.
The suspected shooter was arrested, and police said they were not pursuing any other suspects. Neither the police officers’ nor the alleged gunman’s names were immediately released.
The determination that the killer acted alone followed a long manhunt in the city’s Southcrest neighborhood involving SWAT teams, helicopters and squad cars.
Video footage showed officers out in force with numerous squad cars with emergency lights flashing lining a street, officers on foot, and a helicopter buzz overhead.
Police said the officers were shot while making a stop and immediately called for help. The officer who died was shot multiple times.
LA Times: 2 San Diego police officers shot, one fatally, in traffic stop; suspect held.
Two San Diego police officers were shot, one of them fatally, during a traffic stop late Thursday night in the Southcrest neighborhood, police said.
The names and tenures of the male officers, both part of the department’s gang suppression unit, were not released.
One of the officers suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at a hospital despite lifesaving efforts, police Chief Shelly Zimmerman said early Friday outside Scripps Mercy Hospital. The second officer underwent surgery early Friday and was expected to survive.
Police had one suspect in custody. He had been shot and was being treated at a hospital, Zimmerman said.
The two officers had pulled over a vehicle about 11 p.m. somewhere in the area of Acacia Grove Way and 36th Street. Immediately after, they called for emergency cover, Zimmerman said.
Other officers were in the area and arrived shortly after. They found both officers suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper torso. One was rushed in a police vehicle to a hospital, where he died.
“Despite heroic efforts by officers on scene and heroic efforts by doctors to save his life, I’m heartbroken to report they were unable to save him and he is deceased,” Zimmerman said.
She said she went to the home of the officer who died and notified his wife, two children and extended family members who were at the home.