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    Police Identify Officer, Man Involved in Fatal Shooting
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    Images from the scene of a shooting in Point Loma on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2105.

    San Diego Harbor police have identified the officer and man involved in a fatal shooting earlier this week.

    On Tuesday, Anthony Ashford, 29, was shot to death by Harbor Police Officer Sulimoni Ahfook, a nine-year veteran of the department.

    At about 10:45 p.m., Ahfook noticed Ashford looking into cars and stopped his patrol car on North Harbor Drive near Nimitz Boulevard.

    Police say Ashford immediately crossed to the street in front of the Holiday Inn and attacked the officer.

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    NBC 7 video from the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015)

    When Ahfook tried to taser the suspect, both men were hit by it. It’s possible Ashford held the taser at one point, according to San Diego police homicide investigators.

    Police say Ashford then tried to take the officer’s handgun. Ahfook was able to break free, and when Ahfook charged him again, the officer fired, according to officials.

    The shots struck Ashford in the torso and killed him.

    Ahfook suffered moderate injuries, such as abrasions and contusions, police say.

    Earlier that night, security at the Holiday Inn had removed Ashford from the lobby, according to homicide investigators.