A not guilty plea was entered for Lance Marshall Tamyo, 45, who remains in the hospital. San Diego Superior Court Judge Joan Weber set bail at $150,000, and Tamyo will be transferred to jail after he is discharged from the hospital.
Deputy District Attorney Michael Runyon said Tamyo faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in prison if convicted. Runyon declined to comment about Tamyo’s medical condition.
On Aug. 6, Tamyo called 911 from his car, saying he was suicidal and had a gun and wanted to commit suicide by cop. Police kept him talking on his cell phone, but Tamyo got out of his car and walked around a grassy area holding a gun.
He allegedly pointed the weapon at numerous officers and at an overhead police helicopter before he was shot near De Anza Cove and rushed to the hospital.
– Neal Putnam