Bart Mendoza 5 a.m., Dec. 8
Man Kidnaps, Kills Wife
Bullets fly in Bay Terraces -- a man kills his wife and a cop shoots him.
600 Bear River Row, Bay Terraces September 4, 8:54 p.m. SDPD
Officers responded to a report of an armed man who had kidnapped his wife at gunpoint. Before officers arrived, the suspect forcibly removed his wife from the residence. They were last seen on foot in the neighborhood. Officers established a perimeter in the area where the victim and suspect were believed to be.
A series of gunshots were heard near a residence on the 6800 block of Panamint Row. The officers went down a narrow pathway leading to a fenced area. They found a male and female lying on their backs. The officers got closer and the male quickly sat up, shouted at the officers, and pointed his gun at them.
One officer shot the male suspect, not killing him but nullifying the threat. The shooting officer is a 21-year veteran of the SDPD.
They checked on the female; she was already dead, shot by her husband. Paramedics confirmed her death and called it. They transported the male suspect to a trauma unit.
Neither the suspect nor the victim has been positively identified, according to Lt. Kevin Rooney. The male is being charged with one count of murder.