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Escondido man shot by police used anti-depressants

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - A medical examiner's report says a knife-wielding man who was shot by Escondido police had taken drugs to fight depression.

The North County Times says the San Diego medical examiner found two anti-depressants in Van Dinh Le's blood.

The 51-year-old man was killed in March after he reportedly lunged at officers with a knife. The officers had gone to Le's home after his wife and neighbors reported that he'd locked himself in a bathroom and cut his own throat.

Le's wife told officers that he had a history of depression.

The county medical examiner's report says Le had at least five prescriptions in the house for drugs to fight insomnia, high blood pressure and mental illness.


Information from: North County Times


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