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El Cajon man shot by police outside fast-food restaurant dies

July 8, 2010 | 11:05 am

A 56-year-old El Cajon man shot by police during a knife-wielding incident outside a fast-food restaurant has died, police said Thursday.

Moses Jovid Muhammad was shot Friday by Officer Nick Sprecco after refusing commands to drop a knife that he had used to menace several persons, police said. He died this morning at a San Diego area hospital.

Sprecco, a motorcycle officer with seven years' experience, is the son of El Cajon Police Chief Pat Sprecco.

The incident is being probed by the San Diego County district attorney's office, which is standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego