Shooting suspect arrested after SWAT standoff

SAN DIEGO -- A suspect who allegedly shot and wounded a woman in a neighborhood near National City Golf Course was taken into custody following a standoff with SWAT officers.

The gunfire in the 2800 block of Prospect Street in the unincorporated Lincoln Acres area was reported shortly before 4 p.m., according to sheriff's officials.

Medics took the victim to nearby Paradise Valley Hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach, deputies said.

Sheriff's deputies and SWAT officers surrounded the home, where a man in a wheelchair -- the suspected shooter -- sat inside.

Residents said they were told to shelter in place while the standoff was ongoing.

About 7:30 p.m., the sheriff's department announced the suspect was taken into custody. He was then taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

"The SED individuals called him out to the front door. He is wheelchair bound ... He exposed his hands and then they took him into custody at that point," Sgt. Karl Miller said.

The circumstances of the shooting were unclear.

The suspect's family said they are upset and confused.

"People are going to think that he's a bad person, that our family may be bad," said Vanessa Panza, a cousin of the suspect. "We're just normal people that love each other and unfortunately, today was a bad day, and I don't know what happened, but I just hope that nobody ever has to experience this."