San Diego Police Department Names Officer Involved in Theater Shooting

Officer Addam Ansari has been with the department for a year and a half, authorities say.

San Diego police have identified the officer involved in Saturday's shooting in a Carmel Mountain Road movie theater as Addam Ansari. 

Officer Ansari has been with the San Diego Police Department for a year and a half, officials said.

The police department identified the gunman on Sunday as Tom Billodeaux, 22, of Escondido.

Officers responded to a domestic violence case on Jan. 12 just before 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center located at the 11100 block of Rancho Carmel Drive.

Authorities said Billodeaux is accused of physically attacking his girlfriend while armed with a handgun. He then fled the scene and entered Reading Cinemas where he hid among moviegoers.

[See: San Diego Manhunt Leads to Movie Theater Shooting]

When police found Billodeaux, he was shot by Ansari in the arm and chest area after raising a handgun and turning it toward the officer, police said in a news release.

Police said Billodeaux was taken into custody and then to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He will be booked into San Diego County Jail once he is released, according to the release.

There were other guests inside the theater when the shooting took place, officials said, and all were able to get out of the theater safely.

The theater where Billodeaux was found had been showing Les Miserables when the lights came on suddenly and the 15 or so moviegoers fell to the floor and began crawling toward the exits, according to the Associated Press.


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