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Suspect Shot by Deputies after Brief Pursuit has Died

Vista CA— The suspect in the deputy involved shooting on August 11, 2016 , Sergio Daniel Weick, has succumbed to the injuries he sustained in his confrontation with Deputies. The Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy and determine the cause and manner of death.

Sergio Daniel Weick was shot last Thursday when San Diego County Sheriff’s Department 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 Weick but he refused, instead leading the deputies on an eight minute pursuit through the city of Vista. The pursuit ended when Weick’s vehicle collided with a rock berm inside the townhouse complex in the 100 block of Bronze Way.

Weick ran from the car and deputies followed him as he ran through a narrow walkway between the homes located in the Bronze Way complex. At some point along the narrow walkway, Weick and deputies became involved in a confrontation.

During that confrontation, two deputies fired multiple rounds, striking the him several times. Deputies were able to take Weick into custody, provide first aid and call for paramedics. When Weick was taken into custody, he was in possession of multiple knives and several rounds of shotgun ammunition.

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.