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Ventura Man Dead After Attempt Made To Evict Him

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 3:55pm

A Ventura man is dead, after an attempt to serve him with an eviction notice led to a five hour standoff with a “SWAT” team.

Dozens of homes were evacuated after a shot was heard at a condominium on the 1100 block of Carlsbad Place just before nine this morning.

Officers tried for hours to establish contact with the man, and finally sent in a robot which showed he was lying on the ground.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

People were allowed to return to the neighborhood at around 2 p. m.

There’s no word on exactly what led to the death, but officers were preparing to serve the eviction notice when they, and residents of the condominium complex heard a shot.  An autopsy is pending.

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