Police Officer II Jonathan Matias DeGuzman

Police Officer II Jonathan Matias DeGuzman

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jonathan Matias DeGuzman

Police Officer JD DeGuzman was shot and killed as he and his partner conducted a subject stop near the intersection of Acacia Grove Way and 38th Street at approximately 11:00 pm.

Officer DeGuzman and his partner observed two men walking in the area, but the men split up when they observed the patrol car. Officer DeGuzman's partner exited the patrol car and approached one of the man. As he asked the man if he lived in the neighborhood the subject suddenly pulled out a handgun and opened fire without saying anything.

The subject shot Officer DeGuzman's partner once in the neck before shooting Officer DeGuzman five times as he was still sitting in the police car. Officer DeGuzman's partner was able to return fire and wounded the subject as he fled on foot. The man was found hiding in a nearby ravine a short time later and taken into custody. He was charged with murder, attempted murder, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Officer DeGuzman had served with the San Diego Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the Gang Suppression Unit. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 15 years, 9 months
  • Badge 3836

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

subject stop

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I will always remember our last family gathering and how towards the end of the night all the LEO family members ended up at one table talking story about our experiences and trash to each other about our agencies. I wish someone got a picture of us at that table, if I knew that a few days later you would no longer be with us I definitely would have taken more pictures...rest easy

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