A documented gang member was recovering in a hospital Friday from gunshot wounds he suffered when deputies opened fire on him at the end of a road and foot pursuit through Vista.
Sergio Daniel Weick, 33, was shot after he allegedly confronted deputies in a threatening manner in a neighborhood near North Melrose Drive and state Route 78 early Thursday afternoon, according to sheriff’s officials.
The events that led to the gunfire began about 10 minutes earlier, when the deputies spotted Weick driving a black Lexus near Knapp Drive and North Santa Fe Avenue. The deputies recognized him as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant stemming from a February 2015 SWAT standoff in Vista, Lt. Kenneth Nelson said.
The suspect, who had a female passenger riding with him, refused to yield and fled for several miles before crashing the car into a rock berm in the 100 block of Bronze Way shortly after 12:30 p.m., the lieutenant said.
He then jumped out of the car and ran. Deputies gave chase down a narrow walkway between two homes, where they opened fire on Weick. The Vista resident, who allegedly was in possession of shotgun shells and several knives during the pursuit, was hospitalized in critical condition.
No other injuries were reported.
The young woman who had been in the Lexus was taken into custody for questioning.
–City News Service