Shots fired at police in Fallbrook after five hour stand-off

FALLBROOK (KUSI) — A 47-year-old domestic violence suspect who shot at sheriff’s deputies at the end of a nearly five-hour standoff today was critically injured in an officer-involved shooting in Fallbrook, authorities said.

Deputies responded at 9:38 a.m. to a home at 2658 Huffstatler St. on a domestic disturbance call "involving a suicidal man with a gun," identified as Jose Armando Garcia, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Dan Brislin said.

Garcia was accused of threatening to kill his wife and pointing a gun at his teenage daughter, Brislin said. When deputies arrived, he would not comply with their commands.

The sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Team and deputies tried to persuade Garcia to surrender over the course of nearly five hours, but Garcia refused, becoming more hostile as the hours passed, Brislin said.

Garcia emerged from his home at 2:30 p.m. with a handgun and opened fire on deputies, at which point deputies fired back and stuck him, Brislin said.

Garcia was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and could face weapons- and assault-related charges.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call authorities at (858) 974-2321, or (858) 565-5200 for after hours; or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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