Update: The suspect in the deputy involved shooting on Bronze Way in the city of Vista, has been identified as Vista resident and documented gang member Sergio Daniel Weick, age 33. Weick is currently receiving medical treatment for his injuries at a local hospital.
Vista CA— This afternoon, August 11, 2016 at approximately 12:31 p.m. deputies on patrol in the city of Vista saw a black Lexus traveling near the intersection of North Santa Fe Avenue and Knapp Drive. Deputies recognized the driver of the Lexus as a known gang member who currently had an active felony warrant for his arrest. Deputies also knew the arrest warrant stemmed from a February 2015 incident in the city of Vista in which the suspect was involved in a lengthy SWAT standoff. When he was eventually taken into custody, he was found to be in possession of multiple illegal firearms, holsters and ballistic vests.
Deputies attempted to stop the suspect but the suspect refused, instead leading the deputies on an eight minute pursuit through the city of Vista. The pursuit ended when the suspect’s vehicle collided with a rock berm inside the townhouse complex in the 100 block of Bronze Way.
The suspect ran from the car and deputies followed. The suspect ran through a narrow walkway between the homes located in the Bronze Way complex. At some point along the narrow walkway, the suspect and deputies became involved in a confrontation.
During that confrontation, two deputies fired multiple rounds, striking the suspect several times. Deputies were able to take the suspect into custody, provide first aid and call for paramedics. When the suspect was taken into custody, he was in possession of multiple knives and several rounds of shotgun ammunition.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.
This event is being investigated by detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail and the Vista Sheriff’s Station.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200.
You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.