East County News Service
January 2, 2017 (El Cajon) – A man wielding a knife was shot last night shortly after 9 p.m. by an El Cajon Police officer and is being treated at a local trauma center for the gunshot injury. According to Lieutenant Randy Soulard with ECPD’s special enforcement division, the officer was wearing a body camera and footage has been retained as evidence.
Officers responded to calls reporting a disturbance near Second Street and Oakdale Avenue at 9:03 p.m. They found the suspect, a white man in his 60s, in the roadway armed with a knife, according to Lt. Soulard.
“The suspect was non-compliant with the officers and attempts to take him into custody were unsuccessful,” says Lt. Soulard.
10 News reports that officers twice fired tasers at the suspect, who pulled the barbs out of his skin and then lunged at officers with a knife.
The responding officer shot the suspect at Second Street and Madison Avenue.
Paramedics responded immediately and began treating the suspect at the scene. He was then transported to a local trauma center. He is expected to survive, 10 News reports.
Names of the officer and suspect have not yet been released.
This investigation is in the very early stages, and more information will be released when it becomes available, said Lt. Soulard.