Police respond to shooting, fire in same building

January 9, 2010 7:01:06 AM PST
A suspected gunman is in custody following a barricade situation that ended with a woman shot, a police officer wounded by his own weapon, and an apartment fire. Police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in the 3000-block of West 19th Street about 10:15 Friday night. They learned an armed man had barricaded himself inside a third floor apartment with a woman.

Police say the woman tried to flee through the front door and the man fired several shots, striking her. As she ran out she collided with swat officers causing one to discharge his weapon. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

Other officers caught up with the suspect after he tried to flee through a window.

Meanwhile, a fire started in a second floor apartment. The cause is being investigated.

The police officer, the suspect and the woman were taken to hospitals for treatment.


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