ENCINITAS, Calif. - A burglary suspect suffered a non-life threatening bullet wound Monday when he pulled a gun on a deputy following a traffic stop near Beacons Beach, prompting the lawman to open fire on him, sheriff's officials said.
Cell phone video taken by the owner of Bar Leucadian shows the injured suspect on the ground and then attempt to stand up. An armed deputy appears in the video pointing his gun at the man.
The shooting in the area of Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas occurred about 3 p.m.
Medics took the wounded man, a suspect in a residential burglary, to a hospital for treatment of a wound that was not considered life-threatening.
The suspect was later identified as 35-year-old Joseph Ramos, a known gang member, according to authorities.
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.
The shooting prompted police to close traffic lanes in the immediate area, and rail service was suspended between Poinsettia Lane and Encinitas Boulevard into the late afternoon.