Search for Gunman in Gaslamp Shooting of Off-Duty Deputy

Off duty deputy shooting in Gaslamp 8/7/17

A search was underway for a man who shot a San Diego County sheriff's deputy and a bystander during an altercation in the Gaslamp Quarter early Monday morning shortly after the Metallica concert at nearby Petco Park.  

San Diego police said an off-duty deputy and several other companions -- including two off-duty Escondido police officers -- were walking in the 500 block of Island Avenue just after 1 a.m. when a confrontation with an unknown man took place.  Reporting partner 10News quotes a source as saying the deputy and his friends had just left the concert. 

Police say the man pulled out a gun on the group during the altercation, but the deputy wrestled with him for the firearm. It was at that point when at least three shots were fired. According to police, the deputy was hit three times in the shoulder while another man in the immediate area was struck in the arm by gunfire. The gunshot wounds were described as non-life threatening.  The street where the shooting happened was blocked off for hours. 

(Photo 10News)


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