UPDATE:: This Gay Man Is the Third Person Shot Dead by One San Diego Cop
New information has come to light in the deadly shooting of a gay man by police in San Diego, in what officers said was a domestic dispute involving his boyfriend. Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by police as 30-year-old Joshua Adam Sisson, a student and Camp Pendleton employee.
The officer who fatally shot Sisson, Richard Butera, is a 13-year veteran of the San Diego police department, according to The Union-Tribune. Butera's record shows Sisson is the third man he fatally shot in the past three years, a revelation that triggered demonstrations outside the San Diego police department last night.
A gay man in San Diego is dead after police opened fire on the man suspected of threatening his boyfriend with a butcher knife, reports San Diego TV station KSWB.
The deceased has not been publicly identified, but is believed to have shared a residence with his boyfriend at Mercy Gardens, a low-income residential facility for people with disabilities in San Diego’s LGBT-heavy Hillcrest neighborhood. He was 30 years old, according to San Diego’s KGTV.
Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute between the two men around 10:35 p.m. Friday, where one allegedly held a butcher knife to his boyfriend’s throat. A police helicopter soon spotted the suspect a block away, still carrying the knife.
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