BREAKING: Cop Shooting in This U.S. City


One San Diego police officer has died and one remains in surgery after a late-night shooting just south of Downtown San Diego. One suspect is in custody and authorities continue to search for other possible suspects, police said.

At a press conference early Friday morning, San Diego Police Department Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the officers were conducting a traffic stop shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday in San Diego’s Southcrest neighborhood when the shooting happened.

 Shortly after stopping their car, the officers called for emergency cover.

When additional officers arrived on scene, they found both officers, who have not yet been identified, with gunshot wounds. One officer, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was taken in a patrol car to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest. Doctors were unable to save his life.

The second officer was taken to another local hospital and is in surgery.

Both officers were members of SDPD’s Elite Gang Unit, Zimmerman said. She did not provide additional details about the officers, but said the officer who died has a wife and children.

immerman would not say whether the situation was an ambush or not, and said the shooting is under investigation.

Following the shooting, police launched a manhunt, combing through the 3800 block of Boston Avenue and surrounding areas as they searched for a suspect. A shelter-in-place was issued for the 3800 block of Boston Avenue and surrounding areas. The location is just west of where Interstate 15 and Interstate 5 meet, near Barrio Logan and Logan Heights.

Shortly after, officials took one suspect, who has not yet been identified, into custody. The suspect also suffered from a gunshot wound and was being treated at a hospital.

The search continues for possible additional suspects as authorities use a helicopter, SWAT vehicles and patrol cars to comb through the area.

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