LAKESIDE–A man accused of physical assault on his girlfriend barricaded himself in his home, and shot at Sheriff’s deputies in Lakeside, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said.
On June 14, at about 8:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at the 11600 block of Hi Ridge Road in Lakeside. When deputies arrived, they determined 39-year-old Dustin Banzhof battered his girlfriend who called 911. Before deputies approached the property, Banzhof drove away from his residence on Hi Ridge Road. Deputies attempted to stop Banzhof, but he failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when Banzhof returned to his residence.
Banzhof armed himself with a rifle and shot at deputies numerous times. The incident culminated into one deputy shooting at Banzhof. Banzhof sustained one gunshot wound to his arm. Despite his injuries, Banzhof remained on the property, refused to comply with deputies, and continued to discharge a rifle.
The Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail and Crisis Negotiations Team responded. At about 2:30 a.m., an uncooperative Banzhof emerged from the residence. Banzhof was taken into custody by deputies after a Sheriff’s canine made contact with him. Banzhof was arrested and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No deputies were injured.
Banzhof was arrested for attempted murder, assault on a police officer with a firearm, felony evading, and domestic violence battery.
The deputy involved in the incident has been identified as Deputy Andrew Sudbury. Deputy Sudbury has been employed with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for six years and is currently assigned to the Lakeside Substation.