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Details released on death of 62-year-old man in Tierrasanta who pointed gun at police

A 62-year-old man who turned his shotgun on himself when apprehended by a police officer on the porch of the house where the shootings took place, said the bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a San Diego police station.

More details about the deadly shooting were given Sunday by homicide investigators in the county Sheriff’s Department. The shooting involved the San Diego police, but is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department with a new policy.

The incident started on Saturday shortly before noon, when firefighters were dispatched to a fire reported in an apartment on Tierrasanta Avenue near Tambor Road, said Lt. Chris Steffen after the sheriff’s murder.

After seeing smoke coming out of an apartment, firefighters opened the door – and found a man on a couch armed with a gun, who turned his shotgun on them, Steffen said.

The firefighters retreated. San Diego police were in a hallway outside the apartment when the man came out and showed them a gun, Stefan said. Three police officers opened fire.

Steffen did not say if the man was shot.

Steffen said the man ran back to his apartment, out of the backyard and down a hallway behind the apartment complex.

It was then that officers on the perimeter of the compound heard “what sounded like a single shot,” Steffen said in a press release. Officers in a police helicopter hovering overhead saw the man standing motionless in a hallway, he said.

The press release did not specify where the shooting came from and Steffen did not immediately respond to an email asking more questions.

No officers were injured.

The autopsy was scheduled for Sunday. The name of the man who died was not immediately known.

On Saturday, a San Diego Fire and Rescue official said there was no fire inside the apartment. The food on the stove had caused the smoke.

No other details of the incident were immediately released.

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