FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Craig Carter, 760-839-4487
Case Number: 11-02942
On March 3, 2011, at approximately 0834 hours, Escondido Police Dispatch received a 911 call from a frantic women indicating that a subject was at her house cutting his throat. Officers arrived about 0838 hours and contacted the subject inside the house. Officers began communicating with the subject in an attempt to get him to step away from the weapon (scissors) and exit the room. Officers noticed that the individual had several cuts to his throat. The individual eventually armed himself with the scissors and charged the officer. The officer fired one shot in self defense. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene.
As a matter of routine the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.
The identification of the individual has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.
All press inquiries should be directed to Lt. Craig Carter at 760-839-4487.
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