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[KHTS] – A Canyon High graduate and former COC volleyball player was shot in the neck, but is in stable condition, after a high-speed pursuit and shootout Sunday, officials said.

heather-seddon-picHeather Seddon, a San Diego Police Department officer, was pursuing a suspect sought for a series of shootings when the incident occurred.

San Diego Police Department officials did not return multiple calls seeking comment.

Friends are reporting that she’s recovering in a San Diego hospital.

San Diego Police Department Chief Shelley Zimmerman issued the following statement on Twitter, after visiting Seddon:

“I just left the bedside of (Seddon). She is alert & doing well.We all thank you for your prayers as she continues to recover.”

COC women’s volleyball head coach Lisa Hooper coached Seddon when she was a middle blocker for COC from 2006-08, remembered Hopper’s contribution and sent her regards from L.A.

“Obviously, the whole program wishes her well,” Hooper said, adding Seddon reportedly “had stabilized  and been on the mend.”

Seddon helped the Cougars compete for a state title in 2007, and was part of a squad named the statewide  Pepsi Scholarship Athlete Team in 2008 for the squad’s academic and athletic prowess.

Here are the details of Sunday’s shooting, as reported by San Diego Union Tribune:

“Officer Heather Seddon, a five-year veteran with the department, was shot in the neck as 34-year-old Dennis Richard Fiel and officers traded shots about 8:15 a.m. in Serra Mesa, according to police. Fiel was killed.

‘She is very thankful for everybody’s support and the outpouring of positive thoughts and prayers,” police spokesman Scott Wahl said of Seddon. ‘She’s asking for a little bit of privacy while she continues to recover.’

The brief gunbattle near Sharp Memorial Hospital broke out after officers tried to pull over Fiel, who was speeding on a nearby freeway. He stopped on Mesa College Drive and ran, then pulled a gun and fired at officers who were chasing him, police said.

Officers Joshua Hodge and Mario Larrea returned fire. Acting homicide Capt. Mike Hastings said police are still trying to determine if Fiel was killed by police or died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

‘We won’t know specifically for quite some time,’ he said in an email Tuesday.

Police say Fiel is a possible suspect in a series of shootings at Kearny Mesa businesses and offices since January. He had a pending case in which he was charged with a single count of misdemeanor theft, according to court records. The alleged offense occurred last July.

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  1. Cathy Lahey Cathy Lahey says:

    Speedy recovery….

  2. Cathy Lahey Cathy Lahey says:

    Speedy recovery….

  3. Vivian Clair Vivian Clair says:

    That a girl! cowboy strong ;)

  4. Vivian Clair Vivian Clair says:

    That a girl! cowboy strong ;)

  5. Prayers for a full recovery! Thank you for your service~

  6. Prayers for a full recovery! Thank you for your service~

  7. Prayers for her and her family.

  8. Prayers for her and her family.

  9. I think my daughter played with her at Canyon. Hope she recovers well.

  10. I think my daughter played with her at Canyon. Hope she recovers well.

  11. Nick Rose Nick Rose says:

    Prayers are sent to her and the family .

  12. Nick Rose Nick Rose says:

    Prayers are sent to her and the family .

  13. Praying for a quick recovery

  14. Praying for a quick recovery

  15. Get well brave canyon high police woman

  16. Prayers for a quck recovery.

  17. We are praying for Heather and her family.

  18. Prayers for a complete recovery!

  19. Get well soon CC girl :-) og CC boy :-)

  20. Get well soon CC girl :-) og CC boy :-)

  21. Ken Lewis Ken Lewis says:

    CC girls are tough so get well soon.

  22. Ken Lewis Ken Lewis says:

    CC girls are tough so get well soon.

  23. Shaunie Lyne Shaunie Lyne says:

    Praying for a speedy recovery! #weseeyou

  24. Shaunie Lyne Shaunie Lyne says:

    Praying for a speedy recovery! #weseeyou

  25. Kyle Love Kyle Love says:

    Cindie Robideaux-Love

  26. Kyle Love Kyle Love says:

    Cindie Robideaux-Love

  27. Dee Dee Dee Dee says:

    Prayers for a full recovery, May God Bless You and Keep You Safe

  28. Dee Dee Dee Dee says:

    Prayers for a full recovery, May God Bless You and Keep You Safe

  29. Bob Dixon Bob Dixon says:

    Prayers with Heather and her family,,

  30. Gayle (Palmieri) Calma says:

    Stay strong honey and recover – if you need anything just call me and I’ll be there. I know it’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other – but I’m here. My phone # is the same. Vinnie just notified me and I’ll let Tony know.

  31. Wishing a CC girl a full recovery

  32. Thank you for your service and I hope you recover quickly;:)

  33. Prayers from a Hart family!!! God Bless!!!

  34. Hoping for a speedy recovery, Heather! ❤️

  35. Teresa Contreras. Did you hear about this?

  36. Scot Peeples Scot Peeples says:

    Prayers for ya Heather! ’03!

  37. My prayers go out to the officer and for a quick recovery god bless.

  38. Praying for quick recovery.

  39. Thanks for your commitment. Praying for a full and speedy recovery.

  40. Heather I dont know if you will ever see this but I pray that you have a speedy recovery. Please private message me if you can

  41. Prayers to you Heather!!! Thank you for protecting us!!!! I love and support our wonderful police here…and around our country!!!!

  42. God bless you!! Praying for a full recovery.

  43. Ron Klein Ron Klein says:

    Get well soon cc officer

  44. Prayers and big get well wishes from the Sevanian family. We knew Heather when she was a young girl then a teen (her brother and my youngest son played baseball together years ago)…always a very SPECIAL, brave, strong, empathetic, sweet young lady full of integrity and passion for life. A great family….thinking of you all.

  45. Prayers and big get well wishes from the Sevanian family. We knew Heather when she was a young girl then a teen (her brother and my youngest son played baseball together years ago)…always a very SPECIAL, brave, strong, empathetic, sweet young lady full of integrity and passion for life. A great family….thinking of you all.

  46. Praying for a speedy recovery!

  47. Tomie Russom Tomie Russom says:

    Prayers from class of 91

  48. Praying for a healthy and speedy recovery!

  49. Ben Lopez Ben Lopez says:

    Thank you for what you do! Sending prayers, get well soon and God Bless!

  50. Prayers!!! God Bless You

  51. Brenda Cheek Brenda Cheek says:

    Thoughts and prayers for Her and Family!

  52. I know her personaly , great lady , I’m praying for her speedy recovery .

  53. Praying for a speed recovery

  54. What year did she graduate HS?

  55. What year did she graduate HS?

  56. Prayers for speedy recovery.

  57. Prayers for speedy recovery.

  58. Brian Mark Brian Mark says:

    Prayers go out for a speedy recovery

  59. Praying for a full recovery

  60. Hopefully they shot that bastard to death too

  61. God bless players to you

  62. God bless players to you

  63. OMG I know her!!!! Ahhh Heather!!

  64. OMG I know her!!!! Ahhh Heather!!

  65. Cowgirl Up Sista! Much Love! Samuri!

  66. Cowgirl Up Sista! Much Love! Samuri!

  67. She’s a hero. Get well soon.

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