The officer involved in the shooting has been identified as 24 year San Diego Police veteran Michael Alberts.
On Thursday, at 11:40 p.m., San Diego Police officers responded to a report of an assault in the 14600 block of Via Fiesta. When officers arrived, they located a male victim who stated he had been assaulted by an Asian male that lived in the condo complex.
Officers responded to the suspect’s residence and knocked on the front door. A 60 year-old male exited the residence holding a knife. Officers ordered the male to drop the knife, but the suspect immediately charged at one officer and attempted to stab him. One officer fired one round from his handgun, striking the suspect in the torso. The officers attempted life-saving measures until medics arrived on scene. The suspect was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.