Man fatally shot by sheriffs deputy near MiraCosta College pulled out gun

first_img OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — A man fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy this week in a residential area near MiraCosta College brought about the lethal use of force by pulling a gun on the lawman, a police spokesman said Thursday.The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon following a road chase that began in Vista and ended in a neighborhood north of state Route 78 and east of College Boulevard in Oceanside, said Gabe Jimenez, a sergeant with the latter’s city’s police department.Abandoning his car in the 3100 block of Camarillo Avenue, the fleeing man — a suspect in a hit-and-run crash — ran off, and a deputy got out of his cruiser and gave chase on foot, Jimenez said. Moments later, the suspect allegedly pulled a pistol, prompting the patrolman to open fire on him.The suspect collapsed in the front yard of a home and died. His name and that of the deputy have not yet been made public.No other injuries were reported.A woman who had been riding in the suspect’s car during the pursuit was detained for questioning and then released, the sergeant said. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 21, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: MiraCosta College, Oceanside, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Shooting FacebookTwitter Man fatally shot by sheriff’s deputy near MiraCosta College pulled out gun December 21, 2017last_img read more