Police at the scene of the officer-involved shooting. Courtesy OnScene.TV

San Diego Police fatally shot a robbery suspect Monday after he pulled what appeared to be a handgun on them in a Stockton-area alley.

Three patrol officers responded about 7:30 a.m. to a market located in the 3100 block of Imperial Avenue on reports of a man who robbed the store with a knife, according to a department statement.

The officers said they found the suspect walking in an alley in the area and approached him, but the man reached into his jacket “despite orders not to” and produced a knife in one hand and what appeared to be a handgun in the other.

The man pointed the gun at the officers, and they shot him, according to the SDPD. The man was struck several times and pronounced dead at the scene.

No officers were injured.

Investigators were called to the scene and recovered a knife and a pellet gun from the man, according to police.

Two of the SDPD officers were assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Division and had more than five years experience on the force, while the third was assigned to the Central Division with nearly seven years experience with the department.

Updated at 7:40 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022

City News Service contributed to this article.

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