California man shot by officers has died

This still from video provided by shows people standing near where police shot and wounded a man in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2016. Police were called to the parking lot of the Broadway Village Shopping Center shortly after 2 p.m. on a call about a man acting erratically. One officer apparently shot the man, who was taken to a hospital. There's no word on his condition. ( via AP)

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police say a black man shot several times by officers in a San Diego suburb has died.

El Cajon police released a statement late Tuesday night several hours after the shooting saying the man had been declared dead after he was taken to a hospital.

Police Chief Jeff Davis said at a news conference earlier in the evening that the man was not armed but had pulled an object from his pocket and pointed it in a “shooting stance” toward two officers. That prompted one of the officers to open fire. He would not say what the object was, but said investigators had recovered it.

The department released a photo still taken from a cellphone video of the moment and the man appears to have both hands on the object and to be pointing it toward one of the officers.

The other officer had been trying to subdue the man with a stun gun.

Police had received a call from a woman saying she was the man’s sister and that he was acting strangely and was not himself.

The shooting spurred protests at the scene alleging police racism that lasted for several hours. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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