This morning at 9:10 hours Oceanside Police Department dispatchers received a call to check a sleeper in the 1300 block of Harbor Drive North. At the same time an Oceanside Police officer working in the Oceanside Harbor was flagged by a resident of the harbor area and asked to check on the same person.
Upon contacting the person, the officer saw a handgun in the person’s waistband. The person reached for the gun and the officer, fearing for his safety, fired his handgun and struck the person multiple times. The officer and additional arriving officers immediately began lifesaving measures. The person was transported to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla where he died.
Identification of the person is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. Detectives for the Oceanside Police Department have confirmed the person was a documented gang member from the San Pedro area. A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.