A man is recovering Sunday after being shot by police, authorities said.

The suspect, who officers thought they recognized from a wanted poster, pointed a gun at them, authorities said.

Two San Diego police officers, who were in the 1200 block of Sixth Avenue at 5:45 p.m. Saturday noticed a man leaving a building on the west side of the street and thought he resembled a man sought in connection with a recent robbery, according to Lt. Matt Dobbs of the San Diego Police Department.

The officers tried to engage the man, before he took out a gun and pointed it at one of them, police said.

“When the officers attempted to contact the male he refused to cooperate with their directions and walked away,” Dobbs said, adding one chased him down the street, the other on the sidewalk. “As he was walking, he dropped the items he was carrying in his hands and began reaching towards his waistband.”
It was the officer in the street the suspect was aiming at, Dobbs said.

Both officers shot at the man, who was hit and fell to the ground, he said.

The officers provided first aid before paramedics took him to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery, police said.



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