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An hours-long SWAT standoff in Mountain View ended Monday morning with a person in custody after capturing a police officer, then probably overdosing on narcotics, authorities mentioned.

The incident started someday earlier than 12:30 a.m. Monday when the San Diego Police Division discovered a car within the 3500 block of Essential Road in Barrio Logan that was reported stolen, based on the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division (SDSO).

Officers tried to do a visitors cease, however the driver, recognized by police as Andrew Garcia of San Diego, 21, sped off at a excessive charge of velocity. Extra assist was known as in, together with a Ok-9 unit, tire deflation gadgets, and a police helicopter, based on police.

NBC 7’s Rory Devine stories from exterior of the townhome the place the suspect was taken into custody.

After chasing the stolen car for a number of miles, officers turned involved for the general public’s security and switched to monitoring Garcia by a police helicopter. Garcia then ditched the car in an condo complicated close to the intersection of forty fifth Road and Logan Avenue within the Mountain View neighborhood, police mentioned.

Officers had been chasing Garcia on foot when the suspect rotated and revealed a handgun, police mentioned. Because the officer got here across the condo constructing, Garcia shot the officer a number of occasions with what police later realized was a ghost gun. Officers didn’t return hearth at the moment, police mentioned.

Different officers on scene moved the wounded officer and carried out emergency medical assist on him. Garcia ran to 1000 South forty fourth Road and barricaded himself inside a vacant townhome. Police arrange a fringe round the home and known as in help from SDPD’s SWAT and Emergency Negotiation Crew, based on police.

Some households within the quick space had been evacuated, whereas others had been ordered to shelter in place.

Throughout the hours-long standoff, officers noticed Garcia on the bottom of the home. He gave the impression to be present process an overdose when SWAT officers and a police service canine took him into custody, police mentioned. Medics administered Narcan to him, introduced him again to life and transported him to a hospital, based on SDPD Chief David Nisleit.

NBC 7’s Mari Payton shares response to the capturing from Mayor Todd Gloria and neighbors within the space.

The police officer who was shot was taken to an space hospital to bear surgical procedure, based on SDSO. He was shot in his vest and the vest doubtless saved his life, mentioned Nisleit throughout a press convention Monday afternoon.

Nisleit emphasised the work of medical employees in treating the officer, who was in steady situation as of Monday afternoon.

“He is in good spirits, he is sitting up, and that in itself, is kind of a miracle,” Nisleit mentioned of the officer.

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria was additionally current on the press convention, praising his metropolis’s police division.

“Think about being in a state of affairs the place you shoot a police officer and the officers then flip round and guarantee that this particular person will get the healthcare that they want. That is the extent of humanity that our division shows every day. However now after all he’ll undergo the prison justice system and be held accountable for the actions,” Mayor Gloria mentioned.

A standoff is underway in Mountain View after a pursuit driver shot an SDPD officer, authorities say.

“It’s emotional. These officers exit each single day and danger their lives for strangers,” Nisleit mentioned. “Developing via a legislation enforcement household, having a son on this division, it hurts. I’m blessed that he’s steady. He’ll survive this incident. Blessed that his household is with him, nevertheless it’s troublesome.”

Authorities mentioned they won’t be releasing the wounded officer’s identify right now as he and his household search privateness.

SDPD Murder Detectives are investigating the incident, together with reviewing video footage, physique worn cameras, helicopter footage, surveillance video, witnesses and bodily proof.

After medical remedy, Garcia is ready to be booked into jail for one depend of Tried Homicide of a Police Officer, Felony Evading, Auto Theft, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm into an Inhabited Dwelling and for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 

Anybody with info concerning this incident is inspired to name the Murder Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.  

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