Man Shot, Killed by San Bernardino Police After Grabbing Officer’s Taser, Authorities Say

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Police fatally shot a man outside a motel in San Bernardino on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (Credit: Newspro News)

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A man was shot and killed by police Friday morning after grabbing an officer’s Taser at a motel in San Bernardino, officials said.

Officers responded about 2 a.m. to reports of a man attempting to force entry into a motel room in the 600 block of West 6th Street (map), said Lt. Rich Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department.

The officers arrived and contacted the man, who became “combative” and, in an ensuing struggle, took a Taser from one of them, Lawhead said.

The officers feared for their safety, and the man was then shot at least one, the Police Department said. It was unclear how many officers opened fire.

The man was declared dead at the scene. No officers were injured.

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