San Diego police fatally shoot man outside X-rated bookstore

San Diego police shot and killed a knife-wielding man who had reportedly been threatening to kill a clerk at an X-rated bookstore in the Midway area, officials said.

Police received a call shortly after midnight from the bookstore clerk about a man threatening to kill him.

Arriving within minutes, police confronted a man with a knife outside the business, officials said, and he refused police commands to drop the weapon.

An officer fired at least once. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


The dead man’s name was not released. The officer is a 27-year veteran of the Police Department.

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