Police shoot, wound man at San Diego movie theater

Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:44pm EST

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(Reuters) - Police on Saturday shot and wounded a man at a San Diego movie theater who was suspected of having threatened his girlfriend with a handgun earlier in the day.

San Diego police said an officer shot the man at the theater shortly before 4 p.m. local time. The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper said the theater was evacuated after the shooting.

An incident reported more than an hour earlier may have led to the shooting, police said.

The suspect's girlfriend called police and said her boyfriend had threatened her with a handgun and fled, Fox 5 television reported.

One person was taken to the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said. That person's condition was not immediately known.

Twelve people were killed and dozens wounded during a shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, in July.

The suspect in that massacre, James Holmes, is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

(Brendan O'Brien: Editing by Tim Gaynor and Xavier Briand)

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Comments (4)
daniwitz13 wrote:
I’d love to comment but there’s NOT enough information to go on, especially whether he still had a gun on him. To shoot someone that had a gun EARLIER is NOT justification to shoot him for coming back to his girlfriend. But that detail was not reported. Why? I have no idea. Pity.

Jan 13, 2013 12:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
daniwitz13 wrote:
I’d love to comment but there’s NOT enough information to go on, especially whether he still had a gun on him. To shoot someone that had a gun EARLIER is NOT justification to shoot him for coming back to his girlfriend. But that detail was not reported. Why? I have no idea. Pity.

Jan 13, 2013 12:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
victor672 wrote:
Another 20-year-old still with his teenage mind, trained by killing-practice video games, from the industry that gives billions to the Democrats. Better leave them alone, eh Obama?

Jan 13, 2013 11:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
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