San Diego Police Officer Jonathan “JD” DeGuzman, 43, was shot and killed July 28th, and a second officer wounded during a vehicle stop in Southcrest.
The second officer, Wade Irwin, 32, a 9-year veteran, was in serious condition but is expected to survive.
The officers worked for the gang suppression unit. The incident occurred as the two officers pulled over a vehicle around Acacia Grove Way and 36th Street. Calls for emergency backup were made soon afterwards, it is understood. Nearby officers answered the call, but arrived to find two officers with bullet wounds to the upper torso.
Officer DeGuzman died, despite being rushed to the hospital. “Despite heroic efforts by officers on scene and heroic efforts by doctors to save his life, I’m heartbroken to report they were unable to save him and he is deceased,” SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman said.
An Hispanic male suspect is in custody, in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. A second suspect is surrounded an holed up in a house in San Diego.
DeGuzman was a 16-year veteran of the department and is survived by a wife and 2 young children.