Man Shot by Oceanside Police Officer Had Allegedly Reached for A Gun

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An officer shot a man who allegedly went for a gun today during a confrontation outside a yacht-sales office at Oceanside Harbor.

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Oceanside Police cruiser. Photo courtesy Oceanside Police Department.

The patrolman opened fire about 9:15 a.m. while responding to a complaint about someone sleeping on a bench in front of the business, according to police.

The shooting occurred after the man ignored orders to show his hands and reached for a pistol he was carrying, Lt. Leonard Cosby told reporters.

Medics airlifted the wounded man to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, a dispatcher said. His condition was not immediately released, nor was his name.

–City News Service

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