Authorities on Thursday released the names of the law enforcement personnel who came under fire while investigating a report of domestic violence at the Barona Indian Reservation.
The shootout that followed Sunday evening left a woman wounded.
San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Cruz and Deputies Bryson Benavente, Tony Bernal, Nicholas McGregor and Robert Simpson returned fire when ex-con Gianni Oliver emerged from a home in the 4000 block of Capitan Grande and allegedly began shooting, department officials said.
Oliver’s girlfriend, 23, was speaking with the deputies when the shootout erupted and was wounded by the suspect, Lt. Thomas Seiver said. She was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and has since been discharged.
Oliver, also 23, surrendered following a brief standoff and was booked into county jail on suspicion of attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and other criminal counts.
Benavente has been employed by the Sheriff’s Department for eight years, Bernal for two years, Cruz for 14 years, McGregor for seven years and Simpson for 22 years, Seiver said.