PAUMA VALLEY–A SWAT standoff Thursday night in Pauma Valley ended with the arrest of a man who allegedly shot at law enforcement officers after they responded to a 9-1-1 call at his residence.
Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from an unidentified man who said he needed help and didn’t feel safe in his home. As the deputies approached the front door, they were met by gunfire from within the home. All three deputies returned fire, established a perimeter around the home and called for additional resources, including the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED).
After attempts to establish communication with the male were unsuccessful, SED Deputies entered the home and found a male inside with an apparent gunshot wound to his lower body.
The male was taken into custody for the attempted murder of a police officer and transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive. The deputies were not injured in the exchange of gunfire.