Visalia Police shoot suspect following stabbing

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A Visalia stabbing ended with police shooting the suspect multiple times.

Authorities say both the suspect and the victim were transported to a nearby hospital; the two are believed to have suffered none life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say the entire ordeal started and ended at a home on the 2100 block of N Turner Street.

“It’s just crazy how everything happened,” says Marissa Cisneros, neighbor.

Cisneros says she heard the commotion late Thursday night when officers tried to subdue the suspect.

“We just heard the police sirens, and so we checked out the window and that’s when they had surrounded the whole area,” says Cisneros.

Police say 36-year-old Aising Seechan stabbed a 39-year-old man.

Authorities say when they arrived on scene Seechan had a knife, and was uncooperative.

Cisneros says police gave him several commands before shooting. 

“He said like ‘please drop the weapon’ and he wouldn’t do it. And he was yelling too; he was like screaming. And then that’s when they shot him.

Lt. Candid I Alvarez says Seechan was shot with a less lethal weapon—a bean bag gun—first. 

“They were ineffective. Mr. Seechan continued to be uncooperative, which subsequently lead to the officer involved shooting,” says Lt. Alvarez.

Alvarez says the shooting involved only one officer who fired two rounds. 

Both the suspect and the man he allegedly shot were taken to a nearby hospital. 

The two are believed to have known each other. 

“I always hear them fighting, but I didn’t think it would escalate that far,” says Cisneros.

The officer involved in the shooting is on paid administrative leave.

Alvarez says this incident is the second officer involved shooting this year. 

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