Police perimeter
Police officers establish a perimeter around the crime scene in Chollas Creeks. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A San Diego Police officer suffered wounds that were not life threatening during a shooting Thursday in the Chollas Creek area.

The assault on the officer was reported about 11:15 a.m. in the 5300 block of Ogden Street, said Lt. Matthew Carpenter of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, which was called in to assist police with the search for the assailant.

The wounded officer was expected to survive, according to SDPD officials, who did not immediately release further details about the victim’s injuries.

Police, including SWAT personnel, fanned out through the neighborhood near 54th Street and University Avenue in search of the shooter, described as male, roughly 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 150 pounds, with a bald head. He was believed to be wearing a gray sweatshirt, according to police.

The incident reportedly started nearby with the suspect in a stolen car in the 5200 block of Wightman Street. The suspect fled and fired two rounds, hitting the officer once.

Residents of the area were advised on Twitter to shelter in place while the search continued.

Updated at 3:05 p.m. June 8, 2023

City News Service and OnScene.TV contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.