Man who waived loaded firearm at police officers sentenced to 180 days in jail

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man who was shot after waving a firearm at San Diego police officers in Mission Bay last summer was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail. 

Lance Tamyo, 46, pleaded guilty in April to a felony charge of exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Tamyo was immediately taken to jail following the sentencing.

The defendant will also be required to do 200 hours of volunteer work, take part in drug and alcohol programs, and continue with mental health treatment.

According to San Diego police Sgt. Manuel Del Toro, Tamyo called police from the 2800 block of North Mission Bay Drive last August and told dispatchers that he was going to shoot himself.

– Officers arrived and found Tamyo sitting in his car. Del Toro said officers spoke to Tamyo on his cell phone for about 15 minutes because he agreed to surrender.

Tamyo then got out of his car but returned and grabbed a loaded 9 mm pistol. He “pointed his gun recklessly at various people in the park,” at a police helicopter overhead and at the nearby officers, prompting Officer Michael Weaver to shoot the suspect in the stomach, the sergeant said.

An investigation determined that the ammunition Tamyo was trying to use would not fire from his gun, said Deputy District Attorney Michael Runyon.

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