8-02-2023 California San Diego 0-1


August 02, 2023

Mesa College Cir and Armstrong Rd
San Diego, California


  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Benjamin Pickens
  • Age: 33
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - subject/suspect/perpetrator killed
  • Officer Involved Shooting - K9/Mounted killed


Subject fled down Mesa College Cir where police released K9, Sir, subject shot the K9 then shot by the police. Police initially called due to a possible road rage situation where the subject and his passenger shot at another vehicle on Ben St. Subject abandoned vehicle in Mesa College parking lot.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Handgun


Congressional District: 51
State Senate District: 39
State House District: 78