Real and Fake Guns Used in Robbery-Shooting Case
Attempted murder of a police officer, plus robbery and kidnapping, will keep the culprits behind bars for a long time.
630 L Street, Chula Vista
March 21, 9 p.m.
Chula Vista Police Officers were called to the Office Depot -- the store was in the progress of being robbed by two armed suspects.
The suspects were exiting the store through the front doors as two officers in separate squad cars pulled into the parking lot. The suspects saw the officers and ran in opposite directions through the parking lot: one east, the other west.
The suspect who ran east, identified as 31-year old Hector Santos of Chula Vista, was taken into custody after one officer gave chase and disabled Santos with a taser.
The other suspect, identified as 42-year old Jaime Tinajero of Chula Vista, ran toward a thick row of bushes in front of a chain link fence. That suspect then turned toward the officer and fired his pistol.
The officer fired back, wounding Tinajero twice in the lower body.
Tinajero is charged with attempted murder of a police officer, robbery, kidnapping (forcing workers and customers from one area of the store to another) and conspiracy.
Santos is charged with attempted murder of a police officer, robbery, kidnapping (forcing workers and customers from one area of the store to another) and conspiracy.
A store employee was treated for shortness of breath.
A handgun and a replica handgun were recovered, along with the money taken from the Office Depot.
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