A man suspected of firing two gunshots inside a La Jolla condominium on Friday—apparently causing no injuries—holed up in the residence for several hours before complying with officers' orders to come outside unarmed and surrender, authorities reported.
A friend of a person who lives at the complex in the 3200 block of Via Marin reported the gunfire about 9:30 a.m., saying it had occurred about two hours earlier, according to San Diego police. The reason for the delay in alerting authorities was unclear.
The caller reported that two shots had been fired about five minutes apart, with at least one bullet traveling through an interior wall and into a residence adjacent to the shooter's, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said.
Patrol personnel cleared residents out of part of the complex as a sergeant at the scene tried to contact the suspect by telephone. The man—who could be seen pacing around inside the condo and peeking out a window—answered one of the calls but promptly hung up.
The standoff continued until shortly after noon, when the suspect exited and was taken into custody without further incident, police said. His name was not immediately available.
—City News Service