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Shoot-out in Point Loma, U.S. Marshal injured

Primary suspect was sought out for Linda Vista murder

After a December 30 shoot-out on Catalina Boulevard in Point Loma, a briefing was given by Lt. Jose Duran of the San Diego Police Department at 11 a.m. He said a U.S. Marshal Violent Crimes Task Force had led them to a pink house on Catalina.

According to Duran, a suspect and four other individuals were holed up in the house between Santa Cruz and Coronado avenues. The suspect was believed to have committed a murder the previous evening in Linda Vista.

Duran said the suspect tried to escape in a black Mustang, but several cars — including those belonging to a passerby, a cab, and law enforcement in unmarked vehicles — were involved in a crash in front of the house. The Mustang was stopped and ended up across the street. The wounded suspect came to rest lying on the ground next to the Mustang.

Duran confirmed that a U.S. Marshal had been shot in his lower extremities during the shoot-out; his condition was not immediately known. Another person who had been in the house suffered multiple gunshots and was tasered by officers and then taken to a local hospital.

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After a December 30 shoot-out on Catalina Boulevard in Point Loma, a briefing was given by Lt. Jose Duran of the San Diego Police Department at 11 a.m. He said a U.S. Marshal Violent Crimes Task Force had led them to a pink house on Catalina.

According to Duran, a suspect and four other individuals were holed up in the house between Santa Cruz and Coronado avenues. The suspect was believed to have committed a murder the previous evening in Linda Vista.

Duran said the suspect tried to escape in a black Mustang, but several cars — including those belonging to a passerby, a cab, and law enforcement in unmarked vehicles — were involved in a crash in front of the house. The Mustang was stopped and ended up across the street. The wounded suspect came to rest lying on the ground next to the Mustang.

Duran confirmed that a U.S. Marshal had been shot in his lower extremities during the shoot-out; his condition was not immediately known. Another person who had been in the house suffered multiple gunshots and was tasered by officers and then taken to a local hospital.

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