Latest: Officer accidentally shot self during suspect chase

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in downtown San Diego (all times local):

2 p.m.

San Diego authorities say an officer accidentally shot himself in the leg while pursuing a hit-and-run suspect who pointed a weapon at police and was eventually arrested on the roof of a parking structure.

Police Chief David Nisleit says officers fired at the woman but missed after she brandished the weapon Sunday at the parking facility in the city’s downtown, near the finish line of an annual marathon.

Nisleit says the suspect threw the weapon from the top of the structure to the street below before being taken into custody. The chief says it’s unclear what type of weapon it was, but investigators are looking into whether it was an airsoft gun.

Nisleit says police are also investigating whether the woman is connected to a kidnapping in nearby Chula Vista.

He didn’t have details on the wounded officer’s injuries.


12:55 p.m.

Authorities say police arrested a woman who held a gun to her head and fired off rounds in a parking structure in downtown San Diego, near the route of an annual marathon.

Sgt. Tom Sullivan says the incident began late Sunday morning as a call about a misdemeanor hit and run.

Sullivan tells the Union-Tribune newspaper that officers found a woman underneath a parked car on the 8th level of the parking structure. He says she was taken into custody after she fired several shots.

A number of streets surrounding the parking structure were closed as officers responded. Police didn’t immediately say if there were any injuries.

The shooting was near the finish line of the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. However, several runners told the newspaper they had already completed the race before the incident and the run was not interrupted.


12:25 p.m.

Police say a suspect has been arrested following a shooting near the route of an annual marathon in downtown San Diego.

Officials said Sunday that there is no threat to the community and the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon has resumed.

There were no additional details immediately available.

There was a heavy police response following reports of a shooting not far from City Hall shortly before noon.


11:55 a.m.

Authorities are responding to reports of a shooting in downtown San Diego not far from the finish line of an annual marathon.

A San Diego County Sheriff’s spokesman says deputies are assisting police Sunday morning near City Hall.

There’s a heavy law enforcement response near the route of the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon.

Officials did not immediately have additional details.

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