Man killed in Linda Vista had criminal history

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SAN DIEGO — A 47-year-old man who was fatally shot in Linda Vista was identified Tuesday.

Sean Austin O’Toole of San Diego was shot around 5 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of Drescher Street near South Elman Street, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

gunpointOfficers responding to the location learned that a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound had just been dropped off at a hospital, according to San Diego police Lt. Jorge Duran. The man died a short time later.

Duran said witnesses at the scene heard O’Toole say he was shot, then he got into a vehicle and was driven out of the area.

O’Toole had an extensive criminal history, including convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, U-T San Diego reported.

A suspect in the fatal shooting, Joseph Hill, 44, was shot and wounded by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force on Monday in the 1600 block of Catalina Boulevard, Duran said. Hill was attempting to flee when he crashed a car into an officer, pinning him against a parked car, according to Duran.

Hill was taken to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, where he was in critical but stable condition, Duran said.

The officer who was struck by Hill’s vehicle was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries, Duran said.

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