FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POINT OF CONTACT: Lieutenant Neal Griffin, 760-839-4444
On June 5, Officers of the San Diego Police Department were in the City of Escondido, attempting to arrest William Mayes, 38, a suspect in a felony elder abuse case who was suspected to be in possession of dangerous devices. As the officers approached the vehicle, Mayes leveled a firearm towards them. Five officers fired at Mayes who was struck several times. Mayes died at the scene. The involved officers are identified as: Sergeant Marc Pitucci, 25 year veteran, assigned to SDPD Robbery Team-3; Detective Arturo Lovio, 24 year veteran, assigned to SDPD Robbery Team-3; Detective Nestor Hernandez, 10 year veteran, Robbery Team-3; Officer Jonathan DeGuzman, 13 year veteran, Gang Suppression Unit; and, Officer Zackary Pfannenstiel, 5 ½ year veteran, Gang Suppression Unit.
None of the involved officers were injured. All officers have returned to full duty. This investigation is continuing.