Cops Say Man They Shot Wouldn't Put Down Knife

Police investigate officer involved shooting

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    Police closed a major intersection in El Cajon, while investigating an officer involved shooting.

    A man was shot by police Friday outside of a fast food restaurant after allegedly wielding a knife at an El Cajon police officer.

    When the officer arrived around 10:40 a.m., he said he repeatedly told the man to drop the knife. Instead of complying, the man walked toward the officer, who then shot him several times, said El Cajon Police Lt. Mark Coit.

    Witnesses called 911 after they saw the man chasing people with a knife near the corner of Madison Avenue and Second Street, according to Coit. The knife was a 6- to 8-inch hunting knife with a serrated edge, according to officials.

    The suspect was rushed to a local hospital. His condition is not yet known, nor has his name been released by police.