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Osman Hernandez, 26
Salinas, California
May 09, 2014

Agencies: Salinas Police Department California

Last updated: about 2 years ago

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Cmdr Vince Maiorana told Central Coast News they responded to reports of a man with a knife at the market. Once arriving on scene, responding officers say the man was waving the knife in the crowded parking lot. 

According to Maiorana, officers tried to tell the suspect to put down the knife.  When the man did not comply, he was tased, said Maiorana. Cell phone photos sent to Central Coast News show the suspect on the ground outside the market.

Officers then say when making the arrest, the man grabbed for his weapon again. That's when the suspect was shot and killed by officers, said Maiorana.

Witnesses told Central Coast News they heard several gunshots.

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