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Police captain’s son takes plea deal

FALLBROOK — An Oceanside police captain’s son pleaded guilty Sept. 17 to an assault with a deadly weapon charge in connection to an attack on his mother that ended with the officer shooting the young man in their home.
Reginald Grigsby Jr., a former San Diego State football player, will receive one year in county jail when he is sentenced Oct. 16 in accordance to his plea, according to court records.
According to prosecutors, Grigsby, 25, attacked his mother, Desirah Grigsby, May 23 during an argument in her Fallbrook home, which prompted his father, Reginald Grigsby, to retrieve a gun and shoot his son to stop the attack.
Desirah Grigsby suffered a broken nose and was choked unconscious, Deputy District Attorney Brenda Daly has said.
Grigsby had been originally charged with attempted murder and assault causing great bodily injury. The graduate of Oceanside’s El Camino High School had faced up to 14 years in prison.