San Diego Officer Stabbed, Police Open Fire in Little Italy

San Diego Officer Stabbed, Police Open Fire in Little Italy
Crime scene tape in Santa Ana, Calif., on March 11, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
City News Service

SAN DIEGO—A San Diego police officer was stabbed in Little Italy on March 3 during a confrontation that led to a law enforcement shooting.

At least one officer opened fire on a suspect in the area of Beech and State streets shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officials.

Department officials declined to disclose the nature or severity of the injuries suffered by the lawman, a canine-unit officer, and would not say if anyone was wounded by the gunfire.

Witnesses told 10News, however, that a suspect was dead inside a condominium in the tourist-friendly urban enclave just east of San Diego Bay.

In an online statement, the San Diego Police Officers Association disclosed that the wounded officer had been stabbed, wishing him a "speedy recovery."

The SDPD did not immediately disclose information about the events that led to the shooting.

The shooting forced closures of traffic lanes in the immediate area into the late afternoon.