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Police have released the name of a suspect in the San Diego police shootings that left one officer dead and another wounded following a traffic stop.
Jesse Gomez was arrested in connection with the shooting of Officer Jonathan ‘J.B.’ DeGuzman, a 16-year veteran, who was killed during a shootout on Thursday night.
DeGuzman’s colleague Officer Wade Irwin, 32, a veteran of nine years, was injured in the attack but he’s expected to survive after undergoing emergency surgery.
San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told reporters Friday that the 52-year-old was taken into custody and is in critical condition from a gunshot wound but is expected to survive.
Police also arrested a second man, 41-year-old Marcus Antonio Cassani, on an unrelated warrant.
Zimmerman says police are investigating whether he was involved in the Thursday night shootings.
She said Cassani was arrested outside a house that SWAT had surrounded for hours.
DeGuzman, who was a father-of-two, was described as a ‘loving, caring’ husband and father who ‘talked about his family all the time’.
He had been awarded the purple heart in 2003 after he was stabbed by a man he had stopped for speeding.
The two officers, part of the gang suppression squad, radioed to say they were making a traffic stop around 11pm on Thursday night.
Seconds later they radioed for back-up. Both officers were wearing bulletproof vests and body cameras.