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Names released of officers involved in deadly Clairemont shooting

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities released the names Monday of two policemen who fatally shot a 26-year-old Clairemont resident at his home when he allegedly lunged at a third officer while clutching a large kitchen knife.

San Diego police officers Steve Schnick and Richard Widner opened fire on Marc Anthony Carrasco in a back bedroom of the Dawne Street house shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, SDPD Lt. Kevin Rooney said. He died at the scene.

About a half-hour earlier, Carrasco's aunt had made an emergency call to report that he had threatened her with a knife, according to Rooney.

When Schnick, Widner and two other officers arrived at the residence, the woman told them her nephew was in a rear bedroom and had claimed he would stab anyone who entered, Rooney said.

The officers went to the door of the room, announced themselves and asked Carrasco to come out. When he refused, one of the officers opened the door and saw him lying on a bed, covered with blankets. The officer asked Carrasco to get up, at which point he pulled back the covers, revealing a knife in his hand, Rooney said.

Carrasco then allegedly got up, still holding the makeshift weapon, and rushed toward the officer, prompting Schnick and Widner to shoot him.

Schnick, a 16-year department member assigned to Northern Division patrol, and Widner, a 32-year veteran with the SDPD Canine Unit, will serve desk duty while investigations into the shooting are ongoing, the lieutenant said.

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