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:

They also tweeted when one of the officers failed to make it through:

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. 

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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