Upon arriving at the location, officers were directed into the apartment by a family member. The family member also led the officers to the subject’s location, which was in a back bedroom. Officers contacted the subject in the bedroom and the subject allegedly pulled a knife from his jacket pocket and raised it up toward the officers.
The officers drew their weapons while giving the male commands to back up. According to police, the subject refused to comply and advanced on the officers with the knife pointed at them. Fearing for his safety, one officer fired his weapon at the male striking him at least once.
Officers administered medical aid on the subject until relieved by paramedics. The subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries are life threatening at this time.
San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and are currently investigating the incident.
The subject, a 23-year-old white male, has been identified but his identity will not be released at this time. The involved officer is a six-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.