CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Chula Vista police fatally shot a man wanted on suspicion of attempted murder Monday evening.
Around 5:20 p.m. near Main Street and Maxwell Road, an officer witnessed the man carjack a driver at gunpoint and drive off in the stolen pickup truck, Lt. Dan Peak said. Officers tried to stop the man but he refused to pull over, leading police on a high-speed pursuit, the lieutenant said. When the man got to Rutgers Avenue and Otay Lakes Road, Peak said the man crashed into another vehicle, causing it to flip onto its side.
The man, who was still carrying the handgun, got out of the truck, ran to a nearby home and tried to break in, Peak said. The officers got out of their vehicles and shot at the suspect. At some point, the suspect also opened fire, the lieutenant said. Investigators were still working to determine who fired their weapon first and how many shots were fired.
Police identified the man as 33-year-old David Angulo, a documented gang member and suspect in two attempted murder cases that took place on June 4 and June 22 in Chula Vista. Angulo was also a subject of interest in an attempted murder in San Diego.
Aerial video from SkyFOX showed a yellow tarp on a driveway. Several people assumed to be friends or family members were in tears at the scene.
Medics took the driver of the overturned vehicle to a hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.
The three officers involved in the shooting were not hurt and will be placed on administrative leave in accordance with department policy, police said.
Police closed Otay Lakes Road near St. Claire Drive for their investigation.