SAN DIEGO — A suspect was wounded Wednesday in a shooting involving a deputy near the Spring Valley area, authorities said.
The San Diego Police Department said a man called the San Diego Sheriff’s Department communications center around 7:23 p.m. and reported that his roommate was threatening to kill him at a residence in the 3600 block of South Barcelona Street.
Responding authorities evacuated three residents of the home and spoke with them. Officials say the occupants of the home all said that their roommate threatened to kill them and brandished a metal bedframe at two of them.
At that time, SDPD says deputies determined there was probable cause to arrest the suspect for brandishing a weapon and making criminal threats.
Authorities located the suspect inside a bathroom and say he was armed with the metal bedframe, which they say he pointed at law enforcement.
Deputies attempted de-escalation tactics and the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team was also called to the scene to assist, according to SDPD
Authorities say the suspect refused to cooperate, prompting them to deploy a taser which struck the man but was reportedly ineffective. SDPD says the suspect then ran out of the bathroom and charged towards deputies with the metal bedframe held over his head.
At that time, officials say one of the deputies shot multiple rounds at the suspect, striking him.
SDPD says the man was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he remains in stable condition. His identity has not been released at this time, but officials described the suspect as a 45-year-old Sudanese man.
No deputies were injured in this incident, officials confirmed.
FOX 5’s Liberty Zabala contributed to this story.