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Authorities Investigating Shooting In Encinitas Involving Sheriff’s Deputy

San Diego Sheriff's Department personnel at the scene of a fatal shooting in ...

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Above: San Diego Sheriff's Department personnel at the scene of a fatal shooting in Encinitas, June 18, 2021.

UPDATE: 1:38 p.m., June 18, 2021

Deputies fatally shot a man who allegedly pulled a gun on them Friday in a neighborhood near Batiquitos Lagoon.

The patrol personnel were investigating a report of a suspicious person in a residential area in the 1500 block of Eolus Avenue in Encinitas, just west of Interstate 5, when they encountered a possible suspect about 8 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

While the deputies were attempting to question the man, he pulled a gun, prompting them to open fire on him, the agency reported.

Paramedics took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately available.

The deputies were uninjured.

Sheriff's personnel closed traffic lanes in the area while investigating the deadly confrontation.

This is a developing story. We will update as more information becomes available.

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