Deputies fatally shot a man who allegedly pulled a gun on them Friday in the Leucadia area of Encinitas.
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 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.
Updated at 3:40 p.m. June 18, 2021
–City News Service