1 San Diego officer killed, 1 wounded in shooting

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A San Diego police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, the department said Friday. (KABC)

A San Diego police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, the department said Friday.

Two officers made the stop just before 11 p.m. in the 3800 block of Boston Avenue and immediately made a call for emergency cover, according to authorities. At some point, a shooting occurred and both officers were hit.

Other officers quickly responded to the scene and found the two officers suffering from gunshot wounds. A male suspect, who was also shot, was taken into custody after being found in a nearby open ravine area. It was unclear if there were more suspects.

The San Diego Police Department tweeted that Chief Shelley Zimmerman left the hospital where the second officer was in emergency surgery. It said the officer was expected to survive.


Both officers were shot multiple times in the upper body during the firefight and were part of the department's gang unit.

It was unclear what led up to the shooting or if the officers were targeted. The shooting comes with law officers around the country on alert following the killing of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this month.

No further information was immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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