Bodycam Captures Intense Police Shootout in San Diego, California – San Diego Videos



published: 2019-05-13 20:39:43

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The District Attorney’s office has completed its review of a violent incident last year in which two San Diego police officers were shot, officers were forced to scramble for cover and return fire, and the suspect eventually took his own life. On June 23, 2018, San Diego Police officers were called to a condominium unit in the College area to investigate a violent disturbance. Officers smelled smoke coming from the condo and called firefighters to assess the situation. Police knocked on the door for more than 20 minutes but got no response. To ensure there was no fire danger, fire personnel forced entry into the home. Joe Darwish, 28, immediately opened fire on police and fire officials with a large caliber weapon, striking one police officer in the back. Two officers returned fire while backing away from the residence, providing cover for the wounded officer. The officer who had been shot fell onto his back and was initially unable to move. After several seconds, he managed to roll onto his stomach and was able to crawl down the hallway in an attempt to get out of the line of fire. During the ensuing gun battle, a second police officer was shot by Darwish.

Darwish fired at least twenty-two shots at police. Eventually, the shooting stopped and Darwish was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. He had also been struck in the arm and face from one of the officers’ shotgun fire. The San Diego Medical Examiner ruled Darwish’s death a suicide. “This harrowing incident shows just how quickly a routine call for service can turn deadly for police officers who suddenly found themselves in the line of fire, trying to protect their wounded fellow officers and keep the shooter from endangering members of the public,” said District Attorney Summer Stephan. “It’s a tribute to these officers’ bravery and quick response that the gunman didn’t injure more people or kill the officers and firefighters involved.” Darwish was wearing a bullet-proof vest and was armed with a homemade assault weapon and a homemade 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. Neither weapon had a serial number and the guns were not registered. After a thorough review, the District Attorney’s Office determined officers were justified in using deadly force to defend against Darwish’s attempts to kill them and others. Both officers who were shot survived their injuries.

The DA’s detailed analysis can be found here: https://www.sdcda.org/office/Darwish%20OIS.pdf

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  1. Pay close attention anti gun folks, this guy had two ILLEGAL guns in California (home to some of the strictest gun laws) once again proving criminals don't care about obeying gun laws, only law abiding citizens do

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  2. Am I hearing automatic fire?

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  3. I wonder what is the perpetrator’s purpose of shooting those officers.

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  4. Good thing did the criminal doesn't know how to aim and shoot

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  5. Have to admit, his home made gun worked very well. Just wish his first bullet was the one aimed at himself.

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  6. Hahahahahahahahah. F sdpd

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  7. How do they have rifles on every single video that they chase a man armed with a knife and do not have one when someone is shooting ?

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  8. Que mal momento ..lo siento por el policía

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  9. Not to say anything crazy but come on that was one big shit show 1 how can you put a firefighter in danger like that and 2 look how big that cop is come on his partner can even move him that shouldn’t be allowed there should be a weight limit for these officers

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  10. It for real looks like you just got shot in the back by the other officer, could be very wrong but that's what it looks like when I slow it down. and how did he get shot in the back?

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  11. police officers rarely get thanked but always get treated like shit. So from this New Yorker, I want to say thank you to all the Law Enforcement out there for continuing to protect people and doing it under crazy circumstances. I am a combat veteran and I've definitely got your back.

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  12. This is just more proof to show criminals will make/get guns one way or another whether if they are banned or not.

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  13. US need more guns – for purchase at Walmart. But not for anybody younger than 16. That should fix everything.

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  14. I think first response officers are underpaid

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  15. home made guns? the infamous ghost gun appears or mabye just unregistured lower

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  16. How about those firefighters who do not have guns what selfless people.

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  17. So your telling me crime still happens from homemade guns, but I was told by the politicians and dems that only store bought guns cause crime.

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  18. Garbage took his own life. Why couldn't he have died a slow painful death by fire?

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  19. I've seen how many times that the SDPD has violated people's rights. I've seen how many times that so-called "good cops" keep quiet when bad cops do bad things. Unfortunately SDPD had burned too many bridges to earn any sympathy from me. In fact I will view these cops as the aggressors who made this whole situation worse. Bad cops get good cops shot

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  20. Legend has it they're still waiting for the long gun to this day.

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  21. Look at all those coward little piggies run from one shooter . Just goes to show what wussy cowards they really are . Shameful .

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  22. If it was a no knock warrant then these cops got what they deserved. If not then I feel bad for poor Danny there.

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  23. Meanwhile in Switzerland: "Kid, the breaks on your bike are making noises, we need to check that."

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  24. Such a brave partner covering Danny in that hallway. Excellent work to the officers for quick thinking and courage. Hoping for a healthy recovery to the officers involved!

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  25. Lol "large caliber" "9mm" ok cali

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  26. Idk how Danny took one to the back but gah damn! I hope he's doing great now. Wish the perp had survived… well at least long enough for each the cops to "detain" him how an attempted cop killer should be handled..

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  27. Gun control won’t do anything black market guns. When criminals come in your home at night with guns, oh wait, because of gun control I don’t have one, ah shit! It looks they shoot you dead or making you watch while they rape your wife and kids. Boooooho!!! Too bad!

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  28. Hey look. California. A state with one of the most strict gun laws and yet there's a criminal with a gun. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  29. How can this videos be uploaded and protected by Youtube, while videos showing police brutality and police braking law being censured?!!
    I dont know this cops, I dont support any kind of violence…but guns must be given to good-citizens and taken from people with mental issues and criminal-record. Like that, police with good-intentions will always be protected!
    Want gun control? Thats is gun-control…otherwise is giving some people the right to kill just because they are using badges while others are sitting ducks!

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  30. Literally went to hell in a blink of an eye.

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  31. yo como oficial comando solo entro a darles en su madre a esos hijos de perra delincuentes terroristas y sin piedad jamas se confien eso es nunca quien atenta contra policias y militares son terrorista y deben pagar con carcel o muerte ley de comandos fes.

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