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Officer shoots suspect in San Diego movie theater

Published January 12, 2013 6:39 pm

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San Diego • A San Diego police officer has shot and critically injured an armed man in a movie theater.

Officer David Stafford said police went to Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain 12 in response to a domestic violence call Saturday afternoon.

Stafford said the shooting occurred inside a theater at about 3:50 p.m. The officer was not hurt.

No other details were immediately released.

A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said the suspect was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

U-T San Diego reports witnesses were evacuated from the theater.