Gun Battle Erupts After Police Approach Suspected Child Abuser

The shooting of two veteran San Diego County Sheriff's Department deputies occurred as the deputies tried to interview a Lakeside man Tuesday in connection with a case of suspected child abuse, officials said. The shootings that sent Detective Ali Perez and Sergeant Craig Johnson to Sharp Memorial Hospital were reported about 12:15 p.m. near the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds in the area of Ashwood and Maplewood streets in Lakeside, according to sheriff's deputies.