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Police: California officer kills man carrying metal pole

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 15:12:02-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Police in the San Diego suburb of Escondido say an officer fatally shot a man who was reportedly striking cars with a metal pole.

Police say an officer encountered the man shortly after a report Wednesday morning that he was hitting cars in the downtown area.

An officer shot the suspect, identified by police only as a white man. The man received first aid and later died at a hospital.

Police have not provided any additional information, including the name of the officer.