San Diego

Suspect in Southcrest OIS Dies in Hospital: SDPD

SDPD confirmed to NBC 7 no officers were injured in the incident

A man shot by a police officer in Southcrest Wednesday after he attacked another man with a machete died at the hospital, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) confirmed.

Multiple police and emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Boston Avenue and 40th Street at around 5:30 p.m. after reports of a man attacking another man with a machete.

Police contacted the suspect, a 49-year-old man with the machete and a three to four-foot metal chain, on the 1100 block of 40th Street, SDPD said. The suspect refused the officer's orders to drop his weapons and began swinging the chain at them.

An officer first shot the suspect with a Taser but it was ineffective. The officer then fired at the suspect and struck him at least once, SDPD said.

Police say there was an ensuing struggle with the suspect after he was shot but he was eventually taken into custody.

The suspect was transported to UCSD Medical Center and SDPD confirmed his death to NBC 7 at around 9:30 p.m.

The machete attack victim was also taken to UCSD Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. No other details about the suspect or victim were released. 

SDPD confirmed to NBC 7 no officers were injured in the incident. The officer who fired at the suspect is with the department's Southeastern Division and has been with the department for less than two years, SDPD said.

A stretch of 40th Street on both sides of National Avenue was blocked by police. SDPD advised commuters in the area to avoid the 4000 block of National Avenue.

No other information was available.

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