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Suspect shot and killed by guard at MCRD San Diego

NCIS will take the lead on the investigation since the Friday shooting happened on Federal property.

SAN DIEGO — An individual was shot near the W. Washington St. gate by a guard leading onto the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego on Friday according to the SDPD watch commander. 

According to the MCRD San Diego, at 11:50 a.m., a vehicle attempted to board Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego at the Gate 5 checkpoint. 

Base guards asked the suspect to stop the vehicle at which point the individual exited their vehicle and approached the guards with a knife in a hostile way. After several warnings, the suspect was shot by a guard. 

The call came in from MCRD at 12:08 p.m. reporting that a guard had shot a suspect and the suspect was down. Emergency services were called and the individual was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:16 p.m.

An SDPD Lt. at the scene confirmed that this is all on Federal property at Belleau Woods Ave. & W. Washington St. at MCRD.

NCIS will take the lead on the investigation since this is on Federal property.

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Police activity outside of MCRD San Diego gate