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Man fatally shot after allegedly attacking cops, police dog with machete

San Diego police shot and killed a man who they say attacked officers with a machete during a domestic-violence call Sunday night.

The "agitated" 21-year-old man, whose name was not released, had already slashed a police dog with the machete, authorities said.

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Officers had gone to an apartment in the City Heights area after receiving a report of a man threatening to kill his family members with a knife and stick, according to Lt. Manuel Del Toro.

Once police arrived, the man grabbed a machete and efforts to subdue him with a Taser were unsuccessful. When he swung the machete at one of the officers, two officers opened fire, police said.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

The K-9 dog suffered a gash on its back and was taken to a veterinarian for emergency treatment. The dog is expected to survive.

The two officers were described as five- and six-year veterans of the police department.

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