Cop fatally shoots chain-wielding suspect after machete attack, police say

A San Diego police officer fatally shot a suspect who refused to obey the orders to drop a metal chain, authorities say.


A suspect with a metal chain was fatally struck by a San Diego police officer on Wednesday afternoon after refusing to comply with the officer’s orders to drop the chain, police said.

The police responded to the city’s Southcrest section shortly before 5:30 p.m. on a report of a machete assault, FOX 5 San Diego reported. When they arrived, they found that a 57-year-old man who was known to the suspect wounded by a machete, the report said.

Machete attack suspect fatally shot by the officer

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When a driver feels the attack suspect, he carried the metal chain and began to move him at the officer. The officer told the suspect several times to drop the chain, and then fired a stun gun when the suspect would not meet the police told FOX 5.

But the stun gun was not effective, so the officer fired his service revolver, hitting the suspect at least once, police said.

The suspect was transferred to a hospital, where he died from his injuries about 8 hours of The machete assault victim also received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, FOX 5 reported.

The officer was not injured, police Capt. Tom Underwood said.

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