Police shoot and kill man in San Bernardino in incident captured on video

Police shoot a man in San Bernardino on Sunday night. The incident was captured on video.

A man who was shot by police in San Bernardino late Sunday after authorities said he charged at an officer has died, officials said Monday.

San Bernardino police were called to 4th and Allen streets about 11:20 p.m. after they received a report of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, they spoke with a man who had a weapon and tried to calm him, police said.

Authorities said a sergeant fired nonlethal shotgun rounds at the man after he refused to put down a weapon. Authorities have not specified what type of weapon the man was carrying, but witnesses told reporters at the scene it was a knife.


Police said the man continued to refuse to throw down his weapon, so they used a stun gun on him.

Cellphone video of the incident shows a shirtless man yelling at officers to shoot him and repeating a racial epithet. At some point during the exchange, an officer opened fire. At least four shots can be heard in the video over the course of a few seconds.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital in an ambulance. He was pronounced dead at 12:25 a.m.

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