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10-year-old in custody after firing shotgun at SDPD officers, police say

Posted at 10:18 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 21:33:14-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A 10-year-old boy who allegedly fired two rounds from a shotgun at San Diego Police officers after barricading himself in a Southcrest backyard shed is in custody, police say.

Family members at the home in the 4000 block of Boston Ave., about a block north of Caesar Chavez Elementary School, called police at about 9 a.m. after the 10-year-old armed himself with a knife and hammer.

When police arrived, the child ran and hid in a shed with a shotgun, SDPD said. The child fired two rounds at officers, according to police, but no one was injured.

The 10-year-old barricaded himself for nearly two hours, before surrendering to police peacefully.

SDPD said the child will be taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

The shotgun was recovered at the scene, police said, and investigators plan to look into how the child came into possession of the weapon.

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