FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Suspect In San Diego Cop's Shooting Killed in Gun Battle

November 01, 2012  | 

A suspect police believe robbed and shot an off-duty San Diego Police officer at an ATM was killed in gunfire as officers attempted to apprehend him Wednesday night.

San Diego officers closed in on Philip Martin Hernandez, 40, in the Barrio Logan neighborhood.

Hernandez, a former firefighter, is suspected of commiting a series of stickups while wearing a jacket emblazoned with the word "POLICE." On Monday, he shot an off-duty San Diego officer who was withdrawing money from an ATM in Escondido. The officer is expected to recover.

Hernandez was facing felony charges of sex with a minor, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Tags: Sex Crimes, San Diego PD, Off-Duty Incidents, Manhunts


Comments (4)

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

Rick @ 11/2/2012 10:38 AM

Time for Californians to demand more liberal CCW laws! If CA had CCW laws like Az, VA, TX or FL, crime would drop drastically as it has in other states that passed shall issue CCW laws. Criminals are afraid of armed citizens.

S.S @ 11/2/2012 10:55 AM

Nice screening process the fire dept. has. There had to be red flags going on with this guy. Well good for the officers that put this asshole's life to an end. Get well soon goes out to the injured officer.

Morning Eagle @ 11/2/2012 11:43 AM

Good job by the apprehending officers. Society has no need to have the likes of Hernandez running around loose or sitting in jail at taxpayers' expense. Before Californians will be able to see positive changes to the restrictive and ridiculous firearms and ammunition laws they must first sweep out the left wing liberals from local, state, and judicial positions then replace them with people that have some common sense and understand that criminals will not obey their laws so law abiding people pay the price.

Steve @ 11/2/2012 12:48 PM

Serious case of suicide,. Get Well Officer

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

GPS Monitoring Does Not Prevent Parolees from Committing Crimes
Statistically, GPS monitoring is promising. But that's little comfort to the families of...
Man Fleeing Traffic Stop Runs into Mississippi Police Academy
Beasley turned on to Chalmers Drive, jumped out of his vehicle and ran off, so an officer...
67 Law Enforcement Fatalities Nationwide in First Half of 2014
For the second year in a row, traffic-related incidents were the leading cause of officer...
Veteran Jersey City Officer Appointed Acting Chief
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has tapped a 35-year veteran of the police department to...
Man Arrested for Attacking Harlem Housing Officer
A pot-puffing suspect wanted for an assault on a cop that knocked several teeth out of the...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine