Deputy Shoots and Kills Armed Man in Fillmore

The unidentified man allegedly had a gun at an elementary school.

A Ventura County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man in Fillmore Wednesday who had allegedly brought a handgun to one of the city's elementary schools.

According to a statement issued by the Sheriff's Department, the Fillmore Police Department received a call in regards to a man seen with a chrome handgun in his waistband at Mountain Vista Elementary school. The caller was able to describe in detail the 33-year-old man—a Fillmore resident not immediately identified by authorites — as well as the vehicle the suspect was driving and its license plate, the statement said.

Deputies went to the suspect's residence on the 700 block of Blaine Avenue and saw the man, who was armed, standing outside, according to the statement, which went on to say deputies confronted the suspect at gunpoint and ordered him to drop the gun.

Instead of complying, the suspect ignored the orders and fired the handgun and, in response, a deputy shot the suspect, who was transported to Ventura County Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, the statement said.

The deputy's name was not released. Detectives are continuing the investigation.


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