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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