According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting happened about 8 a.m. in a residential area in the 1500 block of Eolus Avenue in Encinitas, just west of Interstate 5. Photo via OnScene.TV.

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

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