Off-duty cop stabbed, brother killed in Chula Vista altercation

CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – An off duty San Diego Police Officer said he had no choice but to open fire on his own brother. A family argument turned deadly.

The shooter is being referred to as the victim and the dead man is being called the suspect in what appears to be a fatal case of domestic violence.

The 911 call went out from the apartments across the street from Chula Vista Police headquarters. Officers were on scene within seconds.

The off duty police officer tells police he had just been stabbed by his brother.

Inside the apartment complex, a complex crime scene, along with the two men’s parents. Both told police what they had just witnessed.

Police concluded the crime had been a knife attack. The dead man was the suspect, and the shooting was self-defense.

The shooter, the crime victim.

The irony is a police officer, at home, where he should have been able to escape the danger and violence of the job, but instead, found himself right in the middle of it.

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