San Diego police officers talk near the scene of the shooting. None of the officers in this image has been identified as the officer involved in the incident.
A man walking on a San Diego street late Saturday was shot and injured by a San Diego police officer.
The unidentified man was walking near the corner of 38th Street and Alpha Street around 11:30 p.m. when two officers, responding to a call about a man with a gun, tried to talk with him.
Two people had called 911 reporting a man with a gun threatened two brothers in an argument. The patrol car responding to the area had only a clothing description according to investigators.
One officer stepped out of the patrol car and tried to contact the man walking along the road.
The man ignored the officer’s command to stop officials said.
“We don’t know for sure where he removed the weapon from but he did remove a weapon and displayed that weapon toward the officers,” said Capt. Terry McManus.
When the officer tried to stop the man from leaving, the man turned and tried to stab the officer with a knife detectives said.
The officer then shot the man and the man fell to the ground, dropping the knife according to investigators.
The man was sent to a nearby hospital to be treated for what investigators describe as non life-threatening wounds.
The officer, a three-year veteran, is assigned to Southeastern Division.