Man wanted for shooting at 2 officers near fast food restaurant


UPDATE: Man suspected of firing upon officers also sought in bounty hunter shooting

SAN DIEGO — Police are searching for a man who shot at two officers near a National City fast food restaurant Monday morning.

Multiple law enforcement agencies and a SWAT team were at West 7th and Roosevelt after the man exchanged gunfire with police officers shortly before 3 a.m. The National City Police Department said shots were fired as police tried to stop a white Honda Civic in the Jack in the Box parking lot.

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Officers cleared the area as they initiated a “high-risk” stop on the vehicle, NCPD Capt. Alex Hernandez told City News Service. One of the three people inside the car ran off.

Police say two officers were chasing the man toward an Interstate 5 on-ramp when the suspect fired multiple shots at them. Officers returned fire as the suspect ran westbound across the freeway.

Hernandez said the driver and another passenger in the Civic are cooperating with police as officers search for the suspect. It was unclear if he was hit by gunfire. Neither officer was hurt, police said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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