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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.

Comments (4)

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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

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