Authorities have responded to reports of shots fired in an Encinitas neighborhood.Over the police scanner, we just heard that the officers have the suspect on the phone. Police are gathering at Del Rio and Puebla.
A San Diego County Sheriff's Department official told 10News the incident happened in the 700 block of Del Rio Avenue.
The official said deputies were in the area as part of a stolen vehicle search when at some point shots were fired.
It remains unclear what prompted the gunfire and who fired the shots.
According to the sheriff's official, a deputy was injured in the incident but it is unknown if it is a gunshot wound.
A SWAT unit has been summoned to the scene.
NBC7 is reporting a deputy was taken to Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla but was alert and in good spirits. They are also reporting that the sheriffs have surrounded 736 Del Rio, but from this picture, it looks like they are focused on the house next door, 748 Del Rio.
A neighbor told NBC7 that the shooter was a 20-something male who had a heroin problem and had threatened sheriffs before.
More scanner: "He's talking about coming out but nervous about it."
UPDATE: LA Times: crazy 22-year-old son of resident is shooter.
If the home is indeed 748 Del Rio, that would appear to be the home of Stephen and Michelle Kwik, who would be about the right age to be the suspect's parents.
UPDATE: Game over.