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National City Police: Officers shoot, kill man who threatened them with machete

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Posted at 7:21 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 15:31:18-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) – National City Police are investigating an incident in which officers responding to an emergency call shot and killed a machete-wielding man early Friday morning.

National City Police officials said an employee at a business on 33rd Street called 911 at around 4:20 a.m. to a report a man on the property with a weapon believed to be a knife.

Responding officers tracked down a man who matched the description of the subject of the 911 call in an area near the business and made contact with him.

When officers tried to detain the man, he refused to comply, officials said. Officers tried, unsuccessfully, to deploy a Taser to subdue him.

According to NCPD officials, the man -- while holding the machete -- then threatened the officers, prompting two of the officers to open fire.

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ABC 10News learned the man that was shot sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body. CPR was performed at the scene, but the man -- who was not identified -- died at the scene, officials said.

No officers were injured during the incident.

The two officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave as NCPD officials investigate the incident.