San Diego police officers shot and killed a man who was suspected of robbing a Logan Heights liquor store early Monday, prompting an investigation into the deadly incident.
San Diego Police Department Capt. Rich Freedman said a man armed with a knife robbed Mullens Market and Liquor store located on Imperial Avenue at 30th Street at about 7:30 a.m. The man took off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.
When officers arrived, they found the man in an alley a block from the store, near 32nd and Commercial streets.
"They confronted the male. The male produced a handgun, prompting three officers to fire their weapon, striking the male," Freedman said.
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The man died at the scene. He has not been identified but is believed to be a 20 to 30-year-old Hispanic male, which matches the description of the robbery suspect," Freedman said.
Homicide investigators are still investigating whether the man returned fire.
No officers were injured but all three involved will be placed on administrative leave during an investigation into the shooting, SDPD said.
Their body cameras were activated during the incident but will not be immediately released to the public. Detectives also believe there was surveillance cameras inside the liquor store, which they will use in their investigation.
The SDPD's Homicide Unit is handling the investigation. Details will be forwarded to the San Diego County District Attorney's OfficeU.S. Attorney's office and the FBI also monitor the investigation, according to SDPD.
Police have closed off several streets in the area and dozens of officers are at the scene for the investigation.
This is a developing story and will be updated.