Man driving stolen LA sheriff’s cruiser shot by San Diego police

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe Los Angeles County sheriff’s department refused to release any details about how the car was stolen. The incident is under internal investigation, said Deputy Tony Moore. A caller reported seeing the squad car at a gas station in northern San Diego County at around 8:30 a.m., Rooney said. California Highway Patrol officers tracked down the car in San Diego’s Otay Mesa neighborhood after another caller reported seeing it parked in a lot there. Aguilar allegedly jumped back inside and sped away. Two San Diego police cars and another CHP vehicle joined the chase onto the highway. Two officers, one from the San Diego police and one from the CHP, fired when Aguilar reached for the shotgun, according to Rooney. SAN DIEGO – Police shot and wounded a man spotted driving a stolen Los Angeles County sheriff’s squad car in a southern San Diego neighborhood near the Mexican border, officials said Wednesday. Police contend Regino Aguilar, 26, reached for a shotgun secured between the cruiser’s front seats after leading officers on a brief chase on Interstate 5 Tuesday morning. Aguilar’s injuries weren’t life threatening, though officials declined to release exact details of his wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and will be booked into county jail on suspicion of auto theft, evading arrest and assault once he is released, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney said. The marked cruiser was stolen from a parking lot outside a youth activity center Los Angeles at around 7 a.m. on Christmas Day. The windows were intact when Aguilar was stopped in San Diego and the keys appear to have been in the ignition, Rooney said. last_img

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