Thongsoune Vilaysane, 30

Encanto, California
May 11, 2016

Agencies: San Diego Police Department California

Cause of death: Shooting

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A San Diego man was shot and killed by San Diego Police Wednesday following a pursuit in the Encanto neighborhood.

The events leading up to the shooting were captured on body cameras worn by San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officers, investigators confirmed Thursday.

Thongsoune Vilaysane, 30, of San Diego, died in the shooting on Benson Avenue and Pagel Place just north of Skyline Drive. His body lay next to the driver's door of a silver car riddled with bullet holes.

Vilaysane was driving a silver Acura from a home on Pagel Place at 9:30 p.m. when officers noticed the vehicle.