Man Shot in Ocean Beach for Refusing to Turn Over Cellphone

by on March 15, 2021 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

Abbott and Lotus in Ocean Beach

A man standing on the corner of Abbott and Lotus streets in Ocean Beach early Sunday, March 14, was shot in the hand and stomach after he refused to turn his phone over to a robber.

The 48 year old victim was approached about 12:45 am by a young White man who demanded that he turn over his cellphone.

When the unidentified victim refused, the other man fired a weapon. The bullet appeared to penetrate through the victim’s hand and entered his lower abdomen. He was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening by paramedics.

The suspect was last seen headed north on Abbott Street in a dark sedan. He was described as a skinny White man between 20 to 25 years old and about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing dark clothing.

San Diego police urged anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

News sources:

San Diego Union-Tribune

Fox5

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Avatar greg johnson March 20, 2021 at 2:26 pm

As a long time OB resident,having out door dining threw the pandemic was fine,if and when covid is gone,yea we want back the spaces the restaurants are (using) back.There are to many people here now,and parking is at a premium,so when it’s official,it’s time to take down the tents and get back in your space,period.Glad we could help you survive.

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