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San Diego police shootout caught on tape

August 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A police officer in San Diego was critically wounded in a shootout with a suspect, and the dramatic gun battle was caught on tape.

It started Sunday afternoon when police were called to a San Diego neighborhood with reports of a man with a gun starting a fire.

When they arrived, the gunman started shooting, hitting one officer in the neck. His partner pulled him to safety.

The shooter ran into a burning house nearby.

After fire crews doused the flames, a man's body believed to be that of Kevin Collier, the suspected gunman, was found inside.

The body of a child, thought to be Collier's 14-month-old daughter was found in a truck in front of the home.

Before the shootout, Collier had tweeted that he killed his daughter and his mother-in-law.

The second body was found toward the back of the burned-out home in El Cajon. It was believed to be the body of Beverly Rakov, 51, the mother-in-law of Collier.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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