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San Diego Police release video of officer-involved shooting in May

San Diego Police release video of officer-involved shooting in May
Posted at 4:51 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 19:51:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police have released video footage after officers shot and killed a murder suspect following a standoff on May 29.

The 32-year-old suspect who was shot and killed was accused of shooting and killing another man at a City Heights apartment complex.

The video shows officer stationed outside the apartment complex. Watch the full video below:

According to police, gunfire was reported at the complex on the 3800 block of Euclid Avenue around 3:30 p.m.

Officers later found a 62-year-old Hispanic man with at least one gunshot wound. The man was treated before being pronounced dead.

Officers were then directed to a nearby complex where the suspect was believed to be hiding while a SWAT team arrived.

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"The suspect walked half way down the stairs towards the officers' positions and challenged them to come get him before retreating back into his apartment," police said.

The man then descended back down the stairs towards officers.

"When the suspect had descended half way down the stairs, he extended a pistol in the direction of the officers. Three officers fired their weapons at the suspect, striking him several times," a San Diego Police Department statement said. "Specially trained STAR medics deployed with the SWAT team to provide aid, but the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. A firearm and a knife were recovered."

Earlier in the week, the suspect’s mother reportedly contacted police after he threatened her with a firearm.

Police say the women told investigators her son wanted to be involved in a shooting with police and to commit “suicide by cop.”