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Suicidal Man Shot And Killed By Police Officer

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An officer-involved shooting in Linda Vista leaves one man dead. It happened in the 1900 block of Westinghouse Street just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Police responded to a call by a man claiming he was suicidal and was armed with a knife and a gun. When police arrived, they found 32-year-old David Vongpramai in the front yard holding a knife. The officers tried to get him to drop the knife, but he took off.

"During the pursuit, the officers were telling him to drop the knife. At one point, the male charged towards the officers, raises the knife and approaches one of the officers in a threatening manner. At which point the officer fired his weapon," said San Diego Police Captain Jorge Duran.

Vongpramai was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are considering the incident a suicide.

The officer who shot the man has been placed on administrative leave, pending a full investigation.

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