Deputy Stabbed, Suspect Shot Near Jackson And Center

Last Updated At 12:36 p.m.

LA MESA -- There has been a police shooting near Jackson Drive and Center Drive this morning.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies, apparently working as part of the Border Crime Suppression Unit, shot and injured a suspect while attempting to enforce a warrant.

Police said a deputy attempting to enforce the warrant was stabbed by a suspect and the suspect was then shot once by a second deputy supporting backup.

At noon today, Sheriff Bill Gore told La Mesa Today he had just visited the wounded deputy in the hospital and reported he was in good spirits. The chief said he apparently was able to back away from the knife attack and sustained a slash across his leg before the backup deputy could fire a shot into the suspect's abdomen. He said the deputy would be okay. Gore said he thought the wounded suspect may survive.

The confrontation apparently occurred near the Chevron station which also features a popular car wash at that location.

The La Mesa police issued a warning to local residents to avoid the area.

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Comment by Timothy F. Bryant on April 8, 2014 at 5:34pm

Stupid Suspect....   Bringing a knife to a gun fight is just not a bright idea.  LoL

My thoughts and prayers go out to this Deputy, his family and the Department that he works in.   Law Enforcement does this every single day and it takes a heck of a lot of really good people to put their live's on the line every day like this.

Thank You...

Comment by Lisa Moore on April 8, 2014 at 2:32pm

Thanks for the update Chris.  I was right there coming down Center going to Grossmont Center when tbis was happening.  I was stopped at the light with Sheriff cars roaring down the hill and into the gas station.  Every law enforcement officer had their gun or laser aimed down at the suspect.  A little scary now that I see what was happening.  Glad the officer is okay. 

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