Woman in Custody After Shooting in Downtown San Diego

Thousands of runners in the Rock n Roll Marathon were re-routed after the shooting near City Hall at 3rd and B Streets late Sunday morning.

A woman was taken into custody following an active-shooter situation in downtown San Diego Sunday morning as thousands gathered for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.  According to police, the shooting happened near A Street and 1st Avenue near City Hall around 11 a.m.

During a news conference Sunday, San Diego police said the suspect, identified as 58-year-old Mona Elease Williams, may have been involved in a kidnapping in Chula Vista just before the events in downtown unfolded. The man who was reportedly kidnapped was able to escape and call the police. 

"During the initial part of the investigation, the Chula Vista kidnapping suspect was believed to be possibly involved in the shooting incident that took place in downtown San Diego. The suspect in the kidnapping incident had a similar physical description and vehicle as the suspect involved in the downtown San Diego incident," said Chula Vista Police Department Lt. Dan Peak.

Chula Vista police later confirmed that the downtown shooting suspect was not connected to an attempted kidnapping in their city.  CVPD said the suspect in their case did have the same last name as the downtown San Diego suspect.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit says the incident began after a hit and run accident involving the woman at West Broadway and Kettner about 10:45 a.m.  A few minutes later, an officer spotted the woman's car heading into the Community Concourse parking garage area.  Officers approached her and they said he was holding a handgun.  One officer fired two rounds at the woman, but did not hit her, but she was arrested shortly afterwards. One officer suffered an injury when his weapon discharged.  She was then arrested. 

Runners participating in the marathon were re-routed near the finish line due to the shooting situation. There were no reports of any runners hurt. 

WATCH BELOW:  San Diego Police Chief Dave Nisleit media briefing: 


 
Rock n Roll Marathon Day Shooting 6-3-2018   J, Cronin

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