Authorities released the names Friday of four members of a fugitive task force who opened fire on a wanted man — critically wounding him — when he allegedly drove an SUV toward them in front of an Alpine condominium complex.
James Dean Griggs-Fritz, 25, was trying to flee in a 2004 Ford Excursion when U.S. Border Patrol Agent German Burgoin Jr., California Highway Patrol Officer David Eadie, and Deputy U.S. Marshals David Curfiss and Joseph Ruiz de Chavez fired on him in the 2100 block of Arnold Way about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Medics took Griggs to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and was admitted under guard.
The four San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force members, none of whom was injured in the encounter, were trying to arrest Griggs-Fritz on an outstanding felony warrant at the time of the shooting, sheriff’s Lt. John Maryon said. The suspect also was wanted in connection with a separate criminal case under investigation in San Diego.
— City News Service
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