Several news services are reporting that one San Diego police officer has been killed and another badly wounded (but expected to survive) after a driver they pulled over late Thursday night opened fire on them. The suspected shooter is in custody. After an intensive manhunt in the city’s Southcrest neighborhood, the police department has indicated that they believe the shooter acted alone.
The names of the police who were shot and the suspect have not yet been released.
Fox News reports that the number of police officers fatally shot this year is already up 56 percent compared with last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.