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Video: Naked Burglary Suspect Shot by Officer After Gun Grab

February 17, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Naked Burglary Suspect Shot by Officer After Gun Grab

San Diego police officers shot a naked suspected burglar Monday in Mira Mesa.

The burglary was reported around noon. According to resident Ken Agbayani, who only spoke to CBS News 8, the suspect -- who was naked -- attempted to break into his neighbor's home through a side window.

"The neighbor came running through my house, and I was upstairs, and she was yelling, screaming there was a naked man trying to break into her house," Agbayani said.

Agbayani told CBS News 8 he confronted the man and told him police were on the way. Just then, an officer showed up.

"(The officer) confronted the male at gunpoint and gave him commands to surrender. At that point the male attacked the officer," SDPD Captain Albert Guaderrama said.

As the two wrestled, police say the man tried to grab the officer's gun.

"The officer was able to grab the weapon back and fire one round at the suspect. The man continued to fight with the officer and pushed him into the fence," Guaderrama said.

The injured suspect was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to be treated for a single gunshot wound to the upper chest. He is listed in fair condition. His name is not being released.


Comments (6)

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Samuel Golding @ 2/17/2015 5:02 PM

In a more enlightened state, like Arizona, the homeowner, in rightful fear for his life, would likely have put a pair into the home invader's 10-ring.

DeputyDawg @ 2/18/2015 8:20 AM

But California has gun control so obviously that has stopped all crime and people no longer need guns to protect themselves.

Ima Leprechaun @ 2/18/2015 10:23 AM

Naked or not grabbing an officers gun gives the suspect a deadly weapon and the Officer the right to protect himself. Whatever the suspect was "on" wasn't helping him much.

Sgt. Mike @ 2/19/2015 2:13 PM

When I hear about a naked person doing something of a non-sexual nature, like committing a burglary, I immediately suspect PCP use, or one of the more modern chemical cocktail rave drugs. That alone makes me VERY alarmed and elevates my caution level.

This is a clear case of JDLR to say the least, but IMHO, anyone who confronted the "naked burglar" should have expected to fight fast and hard.

Rough beginning, successful outcome. Well done SDPD Captain Albert Guaderrama.

Ima Leprechaun @ 2/20/2015 4:43 AM

Deputy Dawg@ California gun control worked since the gun was brought to the scene by the Police and not the suspect. So you proved your own point.

AZBIGDOG @ 2/21/2015 6:43 AM

It was just that, gun control by the officer, he refused to give it up and recognizing a deadly threat to himself and others used deadly force to stop the threat. He however did not use enough force due to the felon pushing him against the fence and not being taken away in a coroners wagon. Just remember if one is not working then two or three is better and safer.

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