Man Dead After Officer Involved Shooting in San Diego

An officer involved shooting left a man dead Saturday night in the El Cerrito neighborhood of San Diego.

Police say they received a call just before 8 p.m. from a 70-year-old woman who said her 52-year-old nephew attacked her with a brick at a home on the 5800 block of Adelaide Avenue.

Two officers responded to the scene and found the woman, who they say had been hit in the head and chest. Officers found the man in the backyard of the home and tried to arrest him, but they say he struggled.

Witnesses say the suspect then picked up a shovel and started swinging at police. "He continued quickly advancing on the officers while swinging the shovel, prompting one officer to fire his Taser, while the second officer fired his service weapon," San Diego Police said in a news release.

he suspect was struck by gunfire at least once and died at the scene, police say. The man's identity was not immediately released. The suspect’s aunt is expected to be okay and no officers were injured in the incident.

The department says one of the officers is a four-year veteran of the department while the other is a 16-year veteran.

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