Off-duty officer shot in Escondido

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A thief shot a man in the head during a holdup at a North County credit union Monday, police dispatcher said.

The victim, who is a San Diego police officer, had just used an ATM at the financial-services office in the 1600 block of South Escondido Boulevard when the bandit robbed him and shot him with a silver pistol about 12:15 p.m., according to police.

Medics took the wounded man to Palomar Medical Center, Sgt. Scott Walters said. The bullet grazed the back of the victim’s head.  His condition was not released.

The shooter was described as a 5-foot, 7-inches tall, Hispanic man between the ages of 26 to 40 years old, wearing a black jacket and black baseball cap. The hat may have had “police” or a similar word on it, the sergeant said.

The thief ran away from the scene.

The name of the off-duty officer was not released.

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