Sheriff’s deputy assisting with eviction opens fire on tenant
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An evicted renter ignored deputies' orders to vacate
his Core-Columbia apartment Tuesday, prompting one of them to shoot him in the
leg when he appeared to reach for a gun, authorities reported.
Daryl Ray Cody, 30, suffered an apparently non-life-threatening wound in
the shooting in the 900 block of Sixth Avenue, according to San Diego police.
Two sheriff's Court Services Unit personnel went to eject Cody, who had
been served with three-day eviction notice Saturday, from the apartment near
Horton Plaza about 7:30 a.m., SDPD Lt. Mike Hastings said.
Getting no response after repeatedly knocking at the front door, the
deputies continued to announce themselves, opened the front door and entered
the rental unit, finding Cody lying underneath a blanket in a loft accessible
by a ladder, Hastings said.
Cody refused to comply with several commands to come down from the
elevated area, prompting one of the deputies to climb up, the lieutenant said.
Seeing what appeared to be the barrel of a gun pointing directly at him,
the lawman ordered Cody to show his hands, according to Hastings.
“Cody refused … and moved his body, making the deputy believe he was
going to be shot,” the lieutenant said.
At that point the deputy fired a single round at Cody. Medics stabilized
him at the scene before taking him to a hospital, where he was admitted in
stable condition, the lieutenant said.
Cody was expected to be booked into county jail following his release
from medical care. It was not immediately clear what charges he might face.