EL CAJON (CBS) — A police officer, who came under fire in El Cajon Sunday, was pulled to safety by his partner with the help of neighbors.

The incident was captured on camera.

The officers were responding to a call of a gunman, who had set a home on fire, investigators said.

KNX 1070 Reports

As they approached the house, one of the officers was shot in the forehead and his skull was fractured.

He was listed in critical, but stable condition Monday evening.

Investigators believed the suspect, Kevin Collier, died inside the home.

The body of a baby girl, believed to be the Collier’s daughter, was found nearby.

Monday afternoon investigators uncovered a second body from the ruble believed to be that of Collier’s 51-year-old mother-in-law, Beverly Rakov, according to El Cajon police spokesman Lt. Mark Coit.

Both bodies were burned beyond recognition so forensics tests were pending for for positive identification, Coit said.

Comments (10)
  1. John says:

    He was not shot in the head.
    It is clearly a neck wound.
    Other news outlets clearly
    show a close up of the officer
    holding his neck as he bleeds…..

    1. wobbles says:

      And you know for certain the neck isn’t an exit wound? Bullets do funny things when they hit bone, and can change direction drastically. Entry wounds are tiny, exits are large. Take another look with those things in mind.

  2. Anne says:

    seriously cbs2, do you guys really have to show commercial on every news clip? it’s really beginning to be annoying!

  3. RGK says:

    I cannot comprehend the thought process of the family annilator. Your baby(s) will suffer if you take your own life, but that doesn’t equate to taking theirs. How about you do neither. At least for now. Wait an hour. Don’t do anything. Don’t kill yourself. Wait an hour. Call someone. Nothing good OR bad ever lasts forever, and taking a life is irreversible, so don’t be in any great hurry. Do it later. Wait for another day. Things change. Feelings change. If you the energy, call someone to get you to a doctor. Changing the tape in your head is as easy as swallowing a pill. Swallow a pill, the pain evaporates. Killing yourself or your child is REALLY REALLY PAINFUL. Call someone to get you to a doctor. It will be so much easier and less painful.

    1. Lana Banks says:

      you sho is right this dude is a loser man i fell so soorry for that cop

  4. Jo Dean says:

    Just never know now days whats going to drive someone to go all “Postal” on ya.


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