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Police kill unarmed black man in San Diego suburb.

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A man in need of medical assistance was killed by the police responding to his sister’s emergency call. The family of Alfred Olango, 30, say he had mental disabilities, while witnesses and police have confirmed he was not in possession of a firearm when he was fatally shot. From NBC 7 San Diego:

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said that when officers arrived on scene and located the man he “refused multiple instructions by the first officer on the scene,” and put his hands in his pants pocket.

He allegedly pulled an object and held it out “like he would be firing a gun,” Davis said during a press conference on Tuesday night.

“At one point the male rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together on it, and extended it rapidly toward the officer taking what appeared to be a shooting stance putting the object in the officer’s face,” Davis said.

The second officer on scene began to immediately prepare a less lethal electronic control device, or Taser, as the first officer covered him, Davis said.

The officer deployed his Taser to try and subdue the subject, Davis said, though it is unclear whether the Taser struck the suspect. Davis said that aspect of the incident is under investigation. At the same time, the other officer fired his weapon. It is unclear how many shots were fired.

This news follows the recent, tragic deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, both black men.
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