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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Sunday September 8th, 2013 :: 10:23 a.m. PDT

Ventura Ave. Officer Involved Shooting in Unincorporated Area #sheriffvc

Nature of Incident: Officer Involved Shooting
Report Number: 13-20141
Location: Ventura Avenue @ Fraser Lane, unincorporated area north of the city of Ventura
Date & Time: Sept. 7, 2013 @ 4:33 pm
Unit Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Unidentified Male Unknown Early 20’s

A man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon after he attacked a deputy and tried to take her firearm.

The Sheriff’s Office had received a call that the suspect was walking in the middle of Ventura Avenue, shouting and waving his hands.

When a deputy arrived at the scene, the suspect would not respond to anything the deputy said. An independent eyewitness at the scene said the suspect physically attacked the deputy and punched her in the face, nearly knocking her to the ground. The suspect then tried to grab the deputy’s firearm and threatened to kill her.

Injured, bleeding, and fearing for her life, the deputy drew her firearm and shot the suspect, who later died at a local hospital. The suspect’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Eric Buschow
Media Release Date: Sept. 7, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805) 947-8129
Approved by: Capt. Chris Dunn

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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