ESCONDIDO–A man accused of shooting an Escondido police officer early Monday morning was found dead in a vacant apartment, the Escondido Police Department reported.
At approximately 7:45 a.m., police officers and allied agencies received information that the suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Anastasio Rosas Jr., was seen in a vacant apartment in the 700 block of West Lincoln.
While authorities responded to the area, they heard a sound of a gunshot from within the apartment. Tactical teams surrounded the apartment, and subsequent search of the apartment found Rosas who appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators believe that Rosas was the only suspect being sought, and there is no further danger to the public.
On Monday at approximately 2:47 a.m., the Escondido police department was called to the 1300 block of Morning View Drive in response to a report of a domestic violence disturbance. Officers learned that the man involved in the disturbance left his residence with a high-powered rifle.
At approximately 3:03 a.m. an Escondido Police Department personnel contacted the driver in the area of the Reidy Creek south of Lincoln Ave. At that time, a shooting occurred, and an Escondido Police Department officer was shot. The officer is in stable condition at an area hospital.