Sunday, July 20, 2008

San Diego Harbor Police Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

A man was fatally shot late Saturday by San Diego Harbor Police after he reportedly fought with officers who had just plucked him from the water.

According to authorities, Harbor Police answered a call from a boat that had been chartered for a gay pride cruise. The call claimed that a man had gone overboard just before midnight. Harbor Police reportedly found the man in water about 500 feet from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station.

Steven Paul Hirschfield, 37, was rescued and put aboard a patrol boat, when he reportedly began fighting with officers. After reportedly grabbing a stun gun from one officer and hitting him in the face with it, another officer opened fire, killing Hirschfield, who is reportedly from Los Angeles.

An autopsy for Hirschfield is slated for Monday.

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