Man shot twice after ramming his car into off-duty deputies at Vista 7-Eleven
VISTA (KUSI) — Off-duty sheriff’s deputies broke up an altercation at a 7-Eleven in Vista at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, ending with the driver of a vehicle where the disturbance was happening being shot twice by authorities.
The incident occurred in the 1500 block of East Vista Way. Officers saw a crowd gathered near a parked car and intervened to diffuse the situation.
The driver put his car into reverse and reportedly struck two of the off-duty deputies, forcing one of the officers beneath the car. Both officers who were hit suffered non-life threatening injuries and were treated at an area hospital. The suspect proceeded to drive his car forward into a third officer, who then opened fire on the driver and struck him twice, according to Homicide Lt. Kenneth Nelson.
The driver, identified as 32-year-old Alejandro Blanco, was tended to by the deputies once the car came to a stop. He was taken to a local hospital and suffered non-life threatening injuries. The shooting was investigated by detectives from the sheriff’s homicide detail. Any possible pending charges against the driver were still being evaluated by detectives.
Deputies asked anyone with information to call the homicide detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200 after business hours, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.