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San Diego police kill ex-convict who resisted arrest

January 17, 2013 |  8:29 pm

An ex-convict was fatally shot Thursday by a San Diego police officer after refusing commands to put his hands up and instead reaching into his pockets as if to grab a weapon, the Police Department said.

The officer, a 12-year veteran of the Police Department, fired at least one shot,  "fearing he was about to be assaulted," said Lt. Jorge Duran of the homicide unit.

The officer was among those who had gone to an apartment near San Diego State to serve felony warrants on two ex-convicts. A parole agent had warned police that at least one of the two had a handgun and "should be considered armed and dangerous," Duran said.

The second ex-convict fled but was arrested several hours later.


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Photo: The San Diego Police Department SWAT team assembles during an incident that left one suspect dead and another in custody. Credit: Fox-5 San Diego