REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) — A man fatally shot by Redwood City police Saturday afternoon outside of a Wells Fargo Bank has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner’s office as 31-year-old Marco Antonio Carlos.
Police responding to reports of a man with a gun pacing back and forth in front of an ATM at 1900 Broadway at 2:25 p.m. found Carlos, a transient, and recognized him from previous encounters.READ MORE: East Bay Fire Departments Ready Their Resources for Dry, Dangerous Season
They set up a perimeter to protect bystanders and keep Carlos from leaving the scene, then tried to de-escalate the situation in an attempt to have him surrender peacefully.
Carlos allegedly ignored commands to disarm himself and kept pacing back and forth with his finger on the trigger.READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered as Wildfire Burns in Butte County North of Chico
Officers attempted to deploy less-lethal weapons, but Carlos allegedly opened fire in their direction. They returned fire and Carlos died shortly afterward, according to police.
The officers involved are on paid administrative leave, and the case is under investigation by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.MORE NEWS: Sunnyvale Police Arrest Man Suspected of Homicide Following Fight With an Associate
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