Morro Bay officer shoots suspect
October 30, 2015
A Morro Bay police officer shot a suspect in the leg early Friday morning, according to a press release.
At about 6:40 a.m., a citizen reported seeing a person break into a shop and then head for Morro Rock. An officer arrived and approached the suspect near Morro Rock, just behind Coleman Park.
The suspect allegedly hit the officer in the head with an object, though it is unclear what the object was at this time. The officer suffered head injuries.
The officer then shot the suspect.
The suspect is in stable condition at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.
At the request of Morro Bay Police Chief Amy Christey, a SLO County Sheriff’s Office forensics unit is processing the area for evidence. Deputies will also collaborate on the investigations into both the burglary and the assault on the officer.
Following police department protocol, Morro Bay has also requested the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office conduct an independent investigation into the officer-involved shooting.