SAN DIEGO — One person was hospitalized Monday after a shooting involving law enforcement officers in the Talmadge neighborhood, authorities said.
The regional Auto Theft Task Force located a stolen 1998 blue and gray Ford Econoline Van in the 4100 block of Collwood Lane, according to the San Diego County Police Department. Officers approached the vehicle and realized a person, later identified as a 32-year-old white female, was inside.
At that time, police said task force members identified themselves while flashing their lights and asked the woman to exit the van. The woman came out holding what appeared to be a handgun and police said she pointed it at the officers.
Aa San Diego Sheriff Sergeant and a Chula Vista Police Officer then fired their weapons at the woman, striking her multiple times. Authorities said life-saving measures were immediately performed on the woman by officers until paramedics arrived.
The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition, but officials say she is expected to survive.
Police said detectives recovered the handgun on the scene and determined it was a replica firearm.
The names of the task force officers involved in this incident are not being released at this time and SDPD said an investigation and review of the incident is ongoing.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the US Attorney’s Office will also be monitoring the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.