Man arraigned at hospital on weapon charge
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A suicidal man who pointed a gun at police in Mission Bay Park before police shot him Aug. 6 has been arraigned in his bed at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla on two counts of exhibiting a weapon in the presence of police officers.

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
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heidijo21468
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August 25, 2014
This is so sad. Horrible to know he was desperate enough to try to end his life and then when he wakes up to be confronted with even more problems and possible jail time? He is not a criminal.