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Man shot dead by police at San Ysidro tram station

At least one San Diego police officer fatally shot a man at the San Ysidro light rail station Sunday night, authorities said.

The shooting was reported just before 9 p.m. at the San Ysidro Boulevard Transit Center, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, police officer John Buttle said.

According to Scanner Traffic, police had received a report of a man on a cart heading from the Iris Avenue Transit Center to San Ysidro Station who had a gun and was “foaming at the mouth.” A dispatcher told officers the man was pacing and had not threatened anyone with the weapon.

Trolley security personnel at the San Ysidro station spotted the man and reported to police that he was holding a gun and “vomiting gang chants,” according to police traffic scanners.

When officers arrived, security personnel from the cart directed officers to the man. An officer reported they had the man “at gunpoint” and listening for commands, then reported “shots fired,” according to scanner traffic.

According to scanner traffic, the man was shot in the face and chest. Officers began CPR until paramedics arrived, but the man died before he could be transported to hospital.

Officers recovered a weapon.

The shooting will be investigated by Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives as part of a countywide policy that ensures law enforcement does not investigate shootings by their own officers or deputies.

The tram station was closed during the investigation.

No other details were immediately released.

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