Ton Nguyn, 60

San Diego, California
July 03, 2015

Agencies: San Diego Police Department California

Cause of death: Shooting

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After receiving a call from neighbors who said that Mr. Nguyen had thrown cigarettes at them and kicked one of them, police went to the suspect’s home and knocked on the door. 60-year-old Ton Nguyen of San Diego exited holding a knife -- possibly a large kitchen knife, the SDPD said. Officers told the man to drop the knife, but he allegedly refused, and charged at one officer and attempted to stab him. The SDPD said Alberts fired one shot from his service weapon, hitting the suspect in the torso. After Nguyen as down, the officers rendered aid until medics arrived on scene, the police department said. The suspect was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital where he died a short time later.