Police Storm San Diego Theater, Shoot Armed Suspect

Officers critically wound gunman hiding among moviegoers.
1:37 | 01/13/13

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with the frightening scene in a movie theater in san diego. Another shooting just six months after the tragedy in colorado but this time it was the police doing the shooting. A heard two shots and I went to the floor. The audience at this san diego movie theater were there to see "les mis" but instead an intense real-life standoff played out before their eyes. We all got on the floor and then started heading for the exits. Reporter: The dramatic ordeal began at 2:10 at a near marie callender's restaurant. A man attempted to abduct his girlfriend then the hunt began. He was armed with a handgun. Reporter:20 minutes later half a mile away a matineeor "les mis" was set to begin and the gunman managed to slip into the audience hiding among unknown filmgoers but with the entire shopping complex on lockdown, the lights came on and at 3:50 p.M. Police entered theater number nine. They checked the back door, and it was locked but they didn't talk to us. I knew that wasn't a good sign. Reporter: They zeroed in on the suspect. Begins to show his hand a second time. This time he's armed with a handgun. Reporter: Then chaos. The shots started and when we all hit the floor and then ran for the exits is. Reporter: Police shot and wounded the suspect and detained him. Remarkably no one else was injured. And a 20-year-old suspect has been hospitalized with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.

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