Oceanside police shooting
Investigators on scene in Oceanside following a fatal deputy-involved shooting. Photo: OnSceneTV

At least one sheriff’s deputy opened fire Wednesday on a man possibly armed with a gun, killing him, following a North County pursuit.

The chase, which began in Vista, ended shortly after 3 p.m., when the fleeing driver got into a collision at Camarillo and Roselle avenues in Oceanside, said Tom Bussey, a spokesman for the latter city’s police department.

At that point, the suspect, who was believed to be armed with a pistol, got out of the car and ran off. Moments later, gunfire erupted.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene, Bussey said. No other injuries were reported.

A woman who had been riding in the suspect’s car was taken into custody for questioning. Her name also was not released.

Authorities shut down traffic lanes around the site of the shooting to allow detectives to document evidence.

It remained unclear early Wednesday evening why deputies tried to pull over the suspect in the first place, Bussey said.

–City News Service