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Man Dies After Confrontation With Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:13am

A man is dead, after Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies say he fired a gun at them in Fillmore.

It happened just after 5 p.m. yesterday, on the 700 block of Blaine Avenue. Deputies were called to the area after receiving reports that someone had a gun at an elementary school, and information from witnesses led them to Blaine Avenue.

Officers say when they arrived on the scene, the 33 year old man opened fire, and they fired back. He was pronounced dead later at a hospital. The officers were unhurt.

The name of the man hasn’t been released yet. The shooting is under investigation, as is standard practice for officer involved shootings.

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