A San Diego man who was shot by police after pointing, what turned out to be, a BB gun at them during a chase in Linda Vista is behind bars today. Ferdinand Gangano Alarcio was treated for a gunshot wound to his hand before he was booked into jail Tuesday night on suspicion of possessing a replica firearm and obstructing or resisting an officer, according to police and jail records.
Officers were sent to Linda Vista Road and Ulric Street to investigate a possible shooting during an argument between two men shortly after 2:00 Tuesday afternoon. They tried to detain Alarcio and the other man, but Alarcio allegedly pointed what was believed to be a handgun at them and ran, according to San Diego Police.
Two officers pursued Alarcio and fired their weapons at him as he was climbing a fence to a day care center, San Diego police Lt. Ray Valentin said.
Alarcio was hit once in the right hand and taken into custody before he was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injury. One officer sustained an injury to one of his hands during the incident.
One of the officers involved in the shooting had been with the police department for less than a year and the other had been on the force for three and a half years, Valentin said. Their names were not made public.