Murder suspect wounded by San Diego police during gun battle

In gun battle, San Diego police wound a murder suspect; no officers hurt

In a brief gun battle early Saturday, San Diego police wounded a 30-year-old man suspected of killing a customer during a robbery at a gas station.

Officers had gone to an apartment building in the mid-city area after receiving a report of a prowler.

Shortly before 3 a.m., as two officers were searching the community room, the suspect "began shooting through the door, narrowly missing both officers," said Lt. Paul Rorrison.

Officers returned fire, hitting the suspect at least once, Rorrison said.

The suspect was identified as Ahmed Hassan Mumin, who was wanted on suspicion of killing a customer Thursday night during a robbery at an Arco AM/PM. The customer, Eric Schade, 48, of San Diego, died from at least one gunshot to the chest, police said.

After the shooting at the apartment complex, Mumin was taken to a hospital with wounds not considered life-threatening. None of the officers was injured.

The two officers who fired at Mumin were identified as veterans of 12 and 25 years with the Police Department.

Once Mumin is released from the hospital, he will be taken to jail on charges of murder, armed robbery and attempted murder of two police officers, Rorrison said.

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