Translate this page

Oceanside: Police officer opens fire on driver striking vehicle

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Issue 12, Volume 18.
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.

An Oceanside police officer opened fire on a driver who rammed his patrol car twice, but did not strike him, police said today.

The patrolman attempted to stop the vehicle driven by Brandon Lake, 20, for an unspecified vehicle code violation shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the vicinity of South Freeman Street and Vista Way.But Lake sped off, Oceanside police Sgt. Matt Cole said.

The officer chased Lake to the 1300 block of Moreno Way near California Street, where Lake allegedly made a U-turn and rammed the patrol car head on. He then backed up and crashed into the officer's car again, Cole said.

Cole said Lake reversed and accelerated toward the officer, who was now standing outside his vehicle. That prompted the patrolman to fire three shots, none of which struck Lake.

Lake drove off in the wrecked vehicle, but was spotted by other police officers, Cole said.

Lake allegedly crashed into a fence near Alvarado and California streets and tried to run, but was arrested shortly after for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and evading, according to Cole and jail records.



Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #1 | Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 6:59 am
This is a prime example of why we need better gun control. Lake could have escaped and done damage to others; had the officer had better gun control (hitting what you aim at) the problem would have ended there.
Comment Profile ImageReally?
Comment #2 | Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 7:58 am
Please, do you seriously think facts, logic and common sense are going to sway our opinion toward gun ownership? How non-progressive do you think we are?

Any vehicle with an automatic transmission is an assault vehicle. Ban all automatic transmissions now! It's for the children!
Comment Profile ImageDR DR
Comment #3 | Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 10:19 am
Sad to see a 20 year old with such a messed up head to do something so horrific. It's amazing the Police Officer is okay!

Article Comments are contributed by our readers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Fallbrook Village News staff. The name listed as the author for comments cannot be verified; Comment authors are not guaranteed to be who they claim they are.


Add your Comment


Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.


The Fallbrook Village News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter

Advertisement for Stellar Solar


Most Commented

Reach Local Customers

The Fallbrook Village News The Fallbrook Village News
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2015
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds