La Mesa Police Shoot Armed Burglary Suspect After Pointing Gun at Officer

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La Mesa, California — On Sunday, August 6, 2023, two La Mesa Police Officers contacted a suspect who had an active felony warrant for burglary in the parking lot of a condominium complex at 8000 University Avenue. Officers had confirmed the status of the subject’s felony warrant and obtained a photograph of the suspect prior to contacting him. At approximately 4:13 p.m., the officers saw the suspect standing outside of the passenger side of a vehicle parked in the lot. When officers contacted the suspect, he took out a handgun and pointed it directly at an officer who was standing in front of the vehicle. It appears the suspect tried to fire at the officer multiple times but the firearm malfunctioned.

In response, one officer discharged his firearm multiple times at the suspect as he ran through the parking lot. As the suspect continued to run towards University Avenue, it appeared the suspect was trying to manipulate or clear the firearm of the malfunction. The officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect in the upper body multiple times. This incapacitated the suspect and caused him to drop the firearm. Officers rendered first aid and called for paramedics but the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later. The preliminary investigation into this incident indicates a passing vehicle was struck by a round but the motorist in that vehicle was not struck. There was also at least one round that struck a building within the lot. No officers or other persons were injured during this incident.

The suspect in this incident has been identified as Jason Hampton of La Mesa. He is described as a 41-year-old white male. The officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Brian Heller. He has been employed by the La Mesa Police Department for approximately six years. He is currently assigned as a Master Patrol Officer in La Mesa and has been placed on paid leave per the La Mesa Police Department’s standard protocol following an officer-involved shooting incident. The second officer present did not fire his weapon during this incident. Per the Countywide Memorandum of Understanding, the San Diego Police Homicide Unit was called to the scene to conduct the officer-involved-shooting investigation. Detectives are continuing to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and examine the circumstances surrounding the shooting. A loaded 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene

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23 thoughts on “La Mesa Police Shoot Armed Burglary Suspect After Pointing Gun at Officer

  1. Not as good of a shoot as you think! How many rounds made it into the apartments? How many made it to the street, or the occupied truck to the right of the gate on the street?

  2. Omg its such an adrenaline that they cant feel pain for some moments even and they dont know if they were hit wow! Good job oficcers❤

  3. These make me so nervous when there’s a whole shopping center beyond the fool they’re shooting at…I mean, they have no choice but to shoot, but my bum still puckers watching these videos😜 great job to this officer!!

  4. A bit divided in shooting in the back while the suspect is running away. Fair game at the start but I don't know if the subsequent shots are warranted.

  5. That cop needs a more efficient partner. 1:22 He had 3 seconds of a clear clean shot but he didn't shoot. Next time take the shot or someone other than the criminal will die.

  6. I Do Not know what Police Training is like. Only what is see in movies. A cardboard cut out jumps up at you and
    in a fraction second you must determine if it is a threat or an innocent person. 00:21 The officer's Reaction time was
    super human. I had to review Many times to actually see GUN aimed right at him!

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