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Bodycam video shows chaotic shootout at San Diego condo

May 14, 2019

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors have concluded that San Diego police were justified in shooting at a gunman who wounded two officers in a condominium.

Police body camera footage released Monday by the district attorney’s office shows the chaotic exchange of gunfire last June.

The video, aired by KNSD-TV , shows police and firefighters responding to reports of someone causing a disturbance and of smoke at the condo. As a firefighter forces open the door, gunshots ring out from inside. The video shows officers firing back and a wounded officer being dragged to safety.

Officers broke a hallway window to escape.

The gunman, 28-year-old Joseph Darwish, shot himself to death. He had a bulletproof vest and an unregistered assault weapon.

Darwish had a history of aggression and was arrested in 2017 for attacking a neighbor.