SAN DIEGO, California – A refugee friend who was shot dead by police this week at the end of an 11-hour riot at San Diego High School on Thursday was behind bars on suspicion of serving a wanted man’s accomplice during the week as he sought to avoid arrest. for a pair of shots.
Eth Annette Iriarte, 33, was at Park Boulevard with 36-year-old Christopher Templo Marquez when two SWAT officers, worried he was about to kill himself, opened fire on him at 8 a.m. Tuesday, San Diego reported. Police Department. ,
About 12 hours ago, Iriarte allegedly refused to give up when National City Police tried to drag him as he drove his friend through Southcrest, near the intersection of Interstate 805 և South 43rd Street, said SDPD Lieutenant Matt Dobbs.
During the next road chase, as he moved from Loma Portal to downtown San Diego to different communities, Marquez allegedly shot at pursuing officers at three locations near the intersection of West Point Loma Boulevard in Nimes, at A’s 10th Avenue’s school, where The driver finally overturned on Monday evening at 8 p.m. Around 45, according to Dobbs. No one was injured in the shooting.
The latest blast from the suspects’ car prompted the National City Officer to retaliate. It was unclear whether Marquez was injured in the return fire.
“After Iriarte stopped at the university football pitch, he and Marquez jumped out of the car and ran out, armed with guns and tucked into a commercial trash can,” said the lieutenant.
Police crisis counselors tried in vain overnight to hand over the couple the next morning. As the stalemate passed, Marquez was “more agitated,” according to Dobbs, and finally “turned his anger” on Iriart.
“(Iriarte) tried to escape from the trash several times, but (Marquez) pulled him back,” Dobbs claims. “During the negotiations, the woman handed over (the gun) in exchange for water.”
At the same time, the special weapons and tactics crews were occupying high positions, which allowed them to see the big trash can and hear what the suspects were saying, according to the police.
“(Marquez) finally made (threatening) comments եց pushed (Iriarte) to a position where they believed he was going to shoot him,” Dobbs said. “When the officers (him) saw the gun pointing at the woman, two SWAT officers fired their service weapons at the man, hitting him.”
Marquez died at the scene. Iriarte surrendered unharmed.
Marquez’s arrest over the past month has been a priority for local law enforcement, with him allegedly firing on bail bonds and police officers on several occasions.
The first of two gun attacks took place on March 15 near a house on East J Street in Chula Vista. It left the victim, a ransom hunter, trying to detain Marquez on a felony charge of non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
The second shooting occurred on April 5, after police found a stolen car in Jack’s Box car in Roosevelt Avenue in the National City. Police surrounded the restaurant and its parking and tried to establish contact with the three people in the car when one of the passengers, later known as Mark, jumped out and ran away.
A few minutes later, the fleeing man opened fire on the pursuing officers as they crossed the interstate 5 north of East Seventh Street, prompting them to return fire. Marquez ran across the highway. No one was injured in the clashes.
According to the National City Police Department, Iriarte assisted Marquez throughout his escape, when he opened fire on NCPD officers.
Iriarte was jailed at the Las Colinas Women’s Prison in Santi on suspicion of theft, possession of a stolen car, false identification, identity theft, and a crime accessory. He was released on $ 520,000 bail on April 21 pending trial.
– City News service