SAN DIEGO -- San Diego police Sunday released the name of the man who was shot dead when he allegedly turned on police officers with a gun in Hillcrest Friday night.
Joshua Adam Sission, 30, of San Diego, was the man who died in police gunfire after ignoring commands to stop and drop the knife, police said.
Following his death, police also discovered that Sisson was wanted on a warrant for alleged felony parole violations.
Sisson had attacked his boyfriend and attacked police in the the 4200 block of Sixth Avenue at about 10:35 p.m. Friday, said San Diego police Lt. Manny Del Toro.
The officers had been called to a report of domestic violence in progress in the 500 block of Lewis Street, Del Toro said. Sisson had reportedly held a knife to his boyfriend's neck.
The suspect fled the residence and a San Diego police helicopter unit saw the suspect in the 4200 block of Sixth Avenue, he said.
Officers went to that location and found the man, and commanded him to stop, Del Toro said.
"The knife- wielding suspect refused to comply. The suspect aggressively advanced towards the officer with the knife," Del Toro said.
A large kitchen knife was found next to the suspect, he said. The man was taken to a hospital where he died from his wounds.
The officer was not hurt and captured the incident on his body camera, Del Toro said.