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Police identify man shot by officer at De Anza Cove

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    A man is in the hospital Thursday morning, after he was shot by police in De Anza Cove. He reportedly called 911 Wednesday and said he wanted to kill himself. When police arrived, he pulled a gun out of his car and started waving it at witnesses and officers. More >>
    A man is in the hospital Thursday morning, after he was shot by police in De Anza Cove. He reportedly called 911 Wednesday and said he wanted to kill himself. When police arrived, he pulled a gun out of his car and started waving it at witnesses and officers. More >>

WARNING: Some of the footage in the above video reports is graphic, and may be disturbing to some viewers.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Police Thursday released the identity of a man who was shot after pointing a gun at officers at De Anza Cove.

Lance Tamayo, 45, of San Diego called police from the 2800 block of North Mission Bay Drive shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday and told dispatchers he intended to shoot himself, SDPD Sgt. Manuel Del Toro said.

Patrol personnel arrived to find Tamayo sitting in his car in a parking area near De Anza Cove. They contacted him by phone and spoke with him for about 15 minutes before he agreed to surrender. He got out of the vehicle, but soon returned to it and retrieved a loaded 9-mm pistol, the sergeant said.

Tamayo then "pointed his gun recklessly at various people in the park," at a police helicopter circling overhead and at the nearby officers, prompting one of them to shoot him in the abdomen, Del Toro alleged.

The suspect fell to the ground, but his gun remained within reach and he continued failing to comply with the officers' commands, Del Toro said. Finally, the personnel were able to subdue him with non-lethal rounds and take him into custody. He was listed in critical but stable condition at a local hospital.

Tamayo also had additional ammunition in a car, which was parked nearby, according to police.  

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