Man doesn’t want to pay rent – is shot and killed by San Diego Sheriff’s deputies serving eviction notice.
A man was shot and killed Friday as San Diego County sheriff’s deputies were serving an eviction notice.
The call came into San Diego police at 7:53 a.m. from a home on Second Avenue between Hawthorne and Grape streets.
Deputies were serving an eviction notice moments before the shooting, according to Lt. Glisson with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
San Diego Police Homicide Unit Lt. Mike Holden described the events that led up to the shooting.
“As they knocked on the door, the occupant who was the target of the eviction told them that if they entered he would arm himself with a handgun,” Holden said.
“As the deputies entered the residence, they were confronted by the individual. Both deputies discharged their firearms and struck the person who was being evicted,” he said.
The suspect, described as a 48-year-old black man, was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital, deputies said.
Holden said the man was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Neither deputy was injured in this incident.
The man was the only person in the apartment at the time, Holden said. He said the man was supposed to be removed from the unit.
“I can’t speak to what protocols would apply to this,” Holden said. “We’re here to investigate an officer-involved shooting.”
San Diego police will conduct the homicide investigation. They are seeking a search warrant for the apartment.