City renames park after slain police officer

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Officer Christopher Wilson Memorial Park

SAN DIEGO — City officials renamed a park in the Skyline neighborhood Monday in memory of San Diego police Officer Christopher Wilson, four years to the day after he was gunned down in a shootout.

Skyview Neighborhood Park at 7226 Skyline Drive became Officer Christopher Wilson Memorial Park.

Wilson was assisting on a joint raid by U.S. marshals, who were looking for a man with outstanding arrest warrants, and the county Probation Department, which wanted to check on a probationer.

Officer Christopher WilsonThe law enforcement officers were met with a hail of gunfire at an apartment on South Meadowbrook Drive. Wilson, a 50-year-old married father of two, died at a hospital about four hours later.

Two people in the apartment — one of them the fugitive — died of self- inflicted gunshot wounds, according to investigators.

The probationer, Alex Charfauros, was imprisoned for 85 years for failing to tell officers that armed people were holed up in his apartment, and an extra year for trying to dissuade a witness.