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Man shot by El Centro police booked into jail on $100,000 bail

June 09, 2002|By RUDY YNIGUEZ

Staff Writer

An El Centro man charged with assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest was transferred to the county jail from the El Centro Regional Medical Center on Friday.

Jerome Jordan, 40, is being held on $100,000 bail. He had been at the hospital with two gunshot wounds suffered after he reportedly scuffled with officers.

The shooting occurred May 28 after two patrol officers responded to a call in the 1200 block of Hamilton Avenue shortly before midnight.


A woman called police stating a man thought to be known by the woman was trying to enter her apartment.

When officers arrived, they found Jordan hiding behind a partition in the porch. He was ordered to come out and remove the contents of his pockets.

When he refused to comply, the officers used pepper spray on him, according to reports from the Imperial Valley Homicide task Force, assigned to investigate the shooting.

The scuffle reportedly followed.

During the scuffle, Jordan — who is 5 feet 11 inches tall and 225 pounds — allegedly grabbed a police baton from one of the officers and pushed both officers away.

Sheriff's Sgt. Manuel Garcia alleged Jordan went to use the baton against the officers, one of whom shot him, once in the abdomen and once in the chest.

Jordan has two prior felony convictions and the D.A.'s Office will seek the new charges as a third strike.

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