‘Erratic’ Mentally Ill Black Man Shot Dead In San Diego

(photo credit: El Cajon police department)

(photo credit: El Cajon police department)

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a “shooting stance,” authorities said. All this happened while a woman wailed nearby, demand ing to know why police shot her brother.

Hours later, police officers told NBC 7 San Diego the man was acting ‘erratically’ and failed to comply, although they did not release details on the specific threat he presented to officers.

The man has been identified as Alfred Olango.