ESCONDIDO – On February 22, 2021 at approximately 2:47 a.m., The Escondido police department was called to the 1300 block of Morning View Drive in response to a report of a domestic violence disturbance. Officers learned that the male involved in the disturbance left his residence with a high-powered rifle.


At approximately 3:03 a.m. an Escondido Police Department personnel contacted the driver in the area of the Reidy Creek south of Lincoln Ave. At that time, a shooting occurred, and an Escondido Police Department officer was shot. The officer is in stable condition.


A county-wide call for mutual aid was broadcasted over the police radio. Multiple officers from agencies around the county have responded to assist with the search for the suspect.


The suspect is Anastasio Rosas Jr., a 27 y/o Hispanic male, 5'07", 125 lbs., black hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt and shorts. He was last seen in the area of Morning View Drive and Lincoln Ave. He is outstanding and is believed to be armed and dangerous. If you see the suspect, call 911.


Traffic Advisory – The following roads are closed: Centre City Parkway from El Norte Parkway to Mission Ave., Southbound 15 to Eastbound 78, and Northbound 15 to Eastbound 78.


Multiple agencies are currently searching the area with the assistance of specialized units.


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