Man shot, wounded by San Diego police downtown



San Diego police officers shot a 25-year-old man in downtown San Diego on Saturday evening.

Two San Diego police officers, who were in the 1200 block of Sixth Avenue at 5:45 p.m. Saturday noticed a man leaving a building on the west side of the street and thought he resembled a man sought in connection with a recent robbery, according to Lt. Matt Dobbs of the San Diego Police Department.

Shortly after, more than a hundred protesters gathered at the corner of A Street and Sixth Avenue, many of them calling for accountability and transparency about the shooting. 

The San Diego Police Department wrote in a tweet that two officers fired their weapons, and that the man was struck and taken to a local hospital. Police then tweeted a photo of a gun, which they say was recovered at the scene.

Police say they approached the man because he fit the description of a robbery suspect. 

A release from the San Diego Police Department said the man pointed a firearm at the officer in the street and the two officers discharged their service weapons.

Activist Tasha Williamson was among the protesters and said that the police department would need to move quickly and be as transparent as possible about the events that led to the shooting, including releasing body camera footage.

"Let us see exactly what happened, let us make sure that officers did exactly what we’re being told they are to do when they come into our communities looking for somebody who 'fits the description," Williamson told KPBS.

As of early Sunday morning the condition of the man was unknown. 

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