San Diego sheriff's sergeant fatally shoots homicide suspect in Borrego Springs
A San Diego County sheriff's sergeant shot and killed a homicide suspect in the desert community of Borrego Springs as the man appeared to be reaching for a gun, the Sheriff's Department said.
The incident started Wednesday morning when sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a stabbing on Borrego Springs Road. They found a 72-year-old man bleeding from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the afternoon, a sergeant spotted a truck near Interstate 8 and Highway 79 that witnesses had linked to the stabbing. The sergeant approached the truck and noticed a man in the truck bed, the department said.
When the man appeared to be reaching for a gun, the sergeant opened fire, the department said. The man, later identified as Craig Petersen, 52, died at the scene.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego