SDPD Shooting: SWAT surround home near Southcrest in search of secondsuspect


SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A SWAT standoff is underway with someone who was believed to have holed up inside a home at South 41st and Epsilon streets, according to police. 
Police would not immediately confirm whether the standoff is related to a shooting in the same neighborhood overnight that left one San Diego police officer dead and a second wounded.
This is a Breaking News Update to the previous story.
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A San Diego police officers was killed and a second was wounded in a shooting during a traffic stop in Southcrest, authorities said Friday.
The incident started around 11 p.m. Thursday night.
San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said that the police officers were making a stop and requested "emergency cover" from other officers. When the officers arrived on scene, they found both officers had been shot multiple times in their upper bodies.
"The investigation is ongoing right now as to exactly what happened,'' Zimmerman said at an early morning news briefing outside Scripps Mercy Hospital. "We don't have enough information at this point.''
   
One officer suffered multiple bullet wounds and was taken in another officer's vehicle to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest, where he later died despite the "heroic efforts'' by police and doctors to save his life, according to the Chief Zimmerman.
   
Zimmerman said she and other officers notified his wife, two children and extended family members of his death.
   
The second officer was taken by ambulance to another local hospital, underwent surgery for at least one gunshot wound to his upper body and is expected to survive, according to San Diego police. 
Around 7:15 a.m. Chief Zimmerman said that the officer is out of surgery, but he is not yet awake. His wife remains by his side and is hopeful he will make a full recovery. The couple has a 19-month-old baby.
Neither officer's name was immediately released.  Zimmerman said "our gang suppression team officers put their lives on the line every day to make sure that our citizens are safe in San Diego,'' she said.
   
Local officials and other law enforcement agencies came out to show their support early Friday morning.
   
"Last night we lost one of San Diego's finest,'' San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said in a statement. "We grieve for our fallen officer and stand with his family during this very difficult time. We also pray for the second officer shot last night as he recovers from surgery.''
   
A suspect, who was also wounded by gunfire, was taken into custody in a ravine area in the 1300 block of South 38th Street and was hospitalized, Zimmerman said. It was not immediately clear if the shooter acted alone.
   
Residents of the 3800 block of Boston Avenue were told to shelter in place as officers continued to search the area for a possible second suspect.
      
Faulconer called for support of law enforcement officers nationwide.
   
"Violence against the men and women who wear the badge is violence against us all,'' the mayor said. "I ask all San Diegans and all people across our nation to join together in support of our officers who courageously protect our communities. We need them and they need us.''
   
The San Diego officer killed Thursday night becomes the third San Diego police officer killed since 2010. Officer Chris Wilson, 50, was shot to death during a probation raid at a Skyline-area apartment complex. San Diego police Officer Jeremy Henwood, 36, was fatally shot by a suicidal man who pulled up alongside his cruiser on University Avenue at 45th Street on Aug. 6, 2011.
The shooting in Southcrest comes less than two weeks after a man with ties to San Diego fatally ambushed officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing three and wounding three others. Five officers in Dallas were also killed by a gunman earlier this month.
.@ChiefZimmerman just left the hospital where our second Officer has just come out of surgery. He is expected to survive!!
— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
BREAKING: We have one suspect in custody. We are still searching the area for other possible suspects.
— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
BREAKING: We have an active search for the suspect(s) in the area of 3800 Boston. Residents need to shelter in place
— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
BREAKING: Two #SDPDOfficers have been shot tonight. Their condition is unknown. Keep them in your prayers
— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
BREAKING: We have an active search for the suspect(s) in the area of 3800 Boston. Residents need to shelter in place
— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 
SDPD Shooting: SWAT surround home near Southcrest in search of second suspect

Source http://www.cbs8.com/story/32569695/two-san-diego-police-officers-shot-one-killed-the-second-is-out-of-surgery

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