Man Sentenced to Death for Killing San Diego Police Officer
- Mar 04, 2022
- The Epoch Times
SAN DIEGO—A man who shot two San Diego police officers, one of whom died, was sentenced to death on March 4. Jesse Michael Gomez, 58, was convicted last year of murder and a special circumstance allegation of killing a police officer for the July 28, 2016, shooting of San Diego Police Department Officer Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman, 43. The jury recommended Gomez be sentenced to death for De Guzman's slaying and also convicted him of the attempted murder of De Guzman's partner, Wade Irwin, as well as a count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. De Guzman, a 16-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, died at a hospital, while Irwin was hospitalized for nearly a month for a gunshot to the throat. Gomez, who testified on his own behalf, said he did not realize the men who approached him on Acacia Grove Way that night ...