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San Diego Police shoot, kill vandalism suspect in Mountain View

Posted at 6:16 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 18:30:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man was fatally shot by San Diego Police as officers responded to calls of vandalism in the Mountain View neighborhood early Monday morning.

According to police, officers were called to the 300 block of South Pardee Street just before 4:30 a.m. after receiving reports of “a violent disturbance involving a weapon.”

Residents at the home were woken up by a man they say ripped a metal curtain rod from the window and began breaking windows and other objects.

“Fearing for their safety, they asked another resident to call 911. A neighbor also heard the commotion and called 911 reporting it sounded like someone was being tortured,” police said.

When officers arrived, police say they gave the man directions in English and Spanish but received no response. According to police, that’s when the man crawled through a broken window before running towards officers with a metal pole.

“Fearing for their safety, one officer fired a bean bag round, one officer fired a Taser, and one officer fired several rounds from his service pistol. The man was struck by at least one round and fell to the ground where he was taken into custody,” police said.

Police rendered first aid to the suspect who was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The suspect and officers involved haven’t been identified at this time.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.