Two San Diego police officers were shot on Thursday and a suspect was in custody, the department said on social media. One of the officers passed away after succumbing to injuries, while the other is still in surgery.
This was the first tweet by San Diego police:
BREAKING: Two #SDPD Officers have been shot tonight. Their condition is unknown. Keep them in your prayers— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
They also tweeted when one of the officers failed to make it through:
It is with a very sad heart that we announce the death of one of our Officers tonight. Pray for his family pic.twitter.com/3l9PXa1vuW— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
BREAKING: We still have a second Officer in surgery. Keep him in your prayers.— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
The police have taken a suspect into custody as they searched for another suspect or suspects in Southcrest, a southeastern neighbourhood of San Diego, where they told residents to shelter in place, according to the department's Twitter handle. The second officer undergoing surgery is expected to survive.
BREAKING: We have one suspect in custody. We are still searching the area for other possible suspects.— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
BREAKING: We still have an active search under way. Please stay inside and avoid surrounding area of 3800 Boston— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016
The officers, members of the department's gang suppression unit, were shot during the traffic stop at about 11 p.m. PDT (0600 GMT) in Southcrest, a neighborhood in southeast San Diego, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The officers were taken to hospitals.
(More details awaited)
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