UPDATE: Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Chased Shooter Out of San Diego Synagogue

Saturday afternoon, a 19-year-old man opened fire inside a synagogue in San Diego, only to be chased out by an armed, off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent.

“An off-duty border patrol agent was inside the synagogue during the shooting,” according to ABC. “The agent chased the suspect outside as he attempted to flee and fired on the suspect, striking his vehicle.”

Three people were injured, and one killed when a suspect who has not officially been named opened fire inside the place of worship. The alert CBP agent – a good guy with a gun – likely prevented more damage. A manifesto attributed to a man named John Earnest is circulating online.

Big League Politics reported earlier:

A man has been detained in connection to a shooting at a synagogue in San Diego, according to local news reports.

“San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies are responding to a shooting at a synagogue in Poway on Saturday afternoon,” according to ABC10. “The incident was reported at the Congregation Chabad located at 16934 Chabad Way sometime before 11:30 a.m., the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office twitter account reported.”

Shortly after noon local time, ABC10 said that a man had been detained for questioning. No further details about the suspect were released.

There are “at least four victims” of the shooting, according to the report.


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