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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.

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Information from: North County Times

 

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