Encinitas, CA–Authorities are investigating the deputy-involved shooting death of an armed man Friday morning in Encinitas.
Sheriff’s deputies responded just after 8 a.m., to the 1500 block of Eolus Avenue for a suspicious person in a vacant lot. Two deputies contacted the man. During the contact, the man produced a handgun resulting in two deputies discharging their firearms striking the man.
The deputies immediately provided lifesaving efforts to the man until relieved by fire personnel. The man was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital for treatment. The man was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
No deputies were injured.
The Sheriff’s Homicide Unit responded and has assumed responsibility for the investigation. The circumstances of the shooting are currently under investigation.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has scheduled the autopsy for Saturday. The man will be identified at autopsy.