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Suspect in Lakeside shootout stabbed in jail

SAN DIEGO — A suspected child molester who allegedly shot two sheriff’s deputies during a gun battle at a Lakeside apartment last fall was stabbed in jail, officials said.

Daniel Witczak was assaulted with a sharp object  on Saturday evening at the George Bailey Detention Center in Otay Mesa, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said.  He is expected to recover from his injuries, she said. Caldwell would not discuss the attack, saying only that it was the subject of an ongoing investigation.

No other information about the attack injuries and there is an ongoing investigation into this matter.

Daniel-Witczak-ArraignmentWitczak faces three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer in connection with the shootout on Sept. 25, 2012, near El Capitan High School. Prosecutors say he shot Sgt. Craig Johnson and Detective Ali Perez with a high-powered rifle when they went to his Mapleview Street apartment to question him about a report that he had sexually assaulted his live-in girlfriend’s 6-year-old daughter, authorities said.

The out-of-work auto mechanic then allegedly got into gun battle with other deputies who arrived in response to the gunfire. The assailant finally surrendered almost a quarter-hour later, after suffering several bullet wounds, officials said.

Witczak was arraigned in his hospital room and later transferred to jail.

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14 Comments to “Suspect in Lakeside shootout stabbed in jail”

    Rose said:
    February 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Headline is sooo wrong…should be Lakeside not Santee!

      diane said:
      February 26, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      Ikr I know this guy hes a ass and the mother of the 2 girls gave them something to knock them out so he could do this shit he deserves everything he gets

    Blair said:
    February 26, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Unfortunately geography is the only thing that separates those two!

    Thomas said:
    February 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Does this guy have 9 lives or what? If found guilty, I hope he does not live long afterwards.

      mehoff said:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      eye for an eye will make the world blind

        mamayoung said:
        February 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        Well if the whole world was blind I guarantee there would be less frequent shootings and other crimes.

        Brad said:
        February 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM

        No, one guy will still have an eye left when its all over. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! Silly Ghandi, he didn’t think that through. Seriously though, you’re a dumb shit. This guys deserves to die the worst possible death.

        Brad said:
        February 26, 2013 at 5:24 PM

        No, one guy will still have an eye left when its all over. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! Silly Ghandi, he didn't think that through. Seriously though, you're a dumb shit. This guys deserves to die the worst possible death.

    Tracy said:
    February 26, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    well thats what happens to child molesters in jail ,,,

      denise said:
      February 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM

      hes in George bailey right now he will b going to State prison in about 8 months i know him and his attorney i goto all the court dates

    rey said:
    February 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    transfer him to tijuana jail. lol.

    Amy said:
    February 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Hmmmm….Normally child molesters go into protective custody, unless of course you shot a cop then all bets off. Somebody will have to answer how someone in protective custody gets knifed.

      Steve said:
      February 26, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Protective custody is full of other criminals. When your play is cast in hell, it's hard to find angels for actors.

    Laura S said:
    February 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Boo Frickin Whooo hopefully he doesn't make it thru the next attack ~ child molesters deserve no sympathy ~ they sure don't show there victims any ~ Burn In H E ( double Hockey Sticks )

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