James Mackay and Luke Johnson, 25- and 12-year veterans, respectively, were dispatched to investigate a report of an armed man attempting to break into apartments at 3810 Winona Ave. early Saturday. Police believed the attempted burglaries were related to a fatal shooting during a robbery at a Clairemont-area convenience store two days earlier, according to San Diego police Lt. Paul Rorrison.
Mackay and Johnson were among several officers searching the complex for the suspect, later identified as Ahmed Hassan Mumin, 30.
As the officers approached a community room, Mumin began shooting at them through the door, Rorrison said. Neither was injured.
The lawmen returned fire and struck Mumin at least once in the upper body, Rorrison said. Mumin was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Mumin is the suspected triggerman in the fatal shooting of 48-year-old Eric Schade during a robbery at an Arco AM/PM convenience store on Balboa Avenue near Mt. Alifan Drive early Thursday, police said. Schade was a regular customer at the business.
—City News Service
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