SAN DIEGO — A man suspected of wounding an off-duty cop during a robbery spree was killed in a shootout with police on a busy Barrio Logan street late Wednesday, officials said.
A woman was reported to be in custody Thursday in connection with an officer-involved shooting in Barrio Logan that left a man dead.
The shooting near Harbor Drive and Cesar E. Chavez Parkway was reported just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police.
Officers investigating a 4 1/2 hour robbery spree that occurred Monday attempted to pull over a man and a woman in a white van matching the suspect descriptions. The van stopped, and the man got out with what appeared to be a rifle, police said. He fired at police and three officers returned fire, killing the suspect, police said.
About 40 patrol vehicles and a SWAT team responded to the scene. Traffic on Cesar E. Chavez Parkway was closed for almost 8 hours during the investigation. As of 8 a.m., the parkway was back open to traffic and the Barrio Logan trolley stop was open.
During Monday’s robbery spree, a man and a woman wore clothing with the word “police” on them, holding up pedestrians from Mission Valley to Escondido.
An off-duty San Diego police officer was grazed in the head with a bullet during one of the robberies while at a walk-up ATM in Escondido.