ENCINITAS, Calif. – A man suspected of a home burglary in Encinitas was shot by a deputy after a short pursuit Monday afternoon, San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said.
Deputies were called to a neighborhood in Encinitas around 2:30 p.m. to investigate a burglary, sheriff's department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said. After watching a man get into a car and drive away from the area, the deputies followed him.
The suspect pulled over on 101 Leucadia Boulevard, got out of the car and started running, she said. A deputy ran after the man until the suspect pointed a handgun at him.
"The subject turns around and pulls out a handgun and points it at the deputy," Caldwell said. The deputy fired an unknown amount of rounds from his gun at the suspect.
The suspect, later identified by investigators as 35-year-old Joseph Ramos, was hit and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A second man and a young boy who had been riding in the suspect's car were uninjured, as were all involved law enforcement personnel, authorities said.
Carlsbad police said they were shutting down southbound Highway 101 at La Costa Avenue due to the investigation.
Amtrak and the Coaster trains were halted between Poinsettia Lane and Encinitas due to the investigation, according to North County Transit District. They said passengers should expect up to a two hour delay in service.