Gang member fatally shot outside Oceanside Harbor office
OCEANSIDE (CNS) – An officer fatally shot a probationer from San Pedro
who allegedly went for a gun Monday during an encounter outside a yacht-sales
office at Oceanside Harbor.
The events that led to the shooting began shortly after 9 a.m., when
police received a complaint about a man sleeping on a bench in front of the
boat business, Lt. Leonard Cosby said.
A short time later, a patrolman approached the loiterer and ordered him
to show his hands. The man refused and then allegedly reached for a pistol he
was carrying in his waistband, according to Cosby. The officer fired at least
five rounds, striking the man three times.
Medics airlifted the wounded man – identified as a documented gang
member in his mid-20s – to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he was
pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification.