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Identities released in fatal Bankers Hill deputy-involved shooting

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 18:06:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--The identities of the man fatally shot and the two San Diego County Sheriff's deputies who were trying to serve him an eviction notice in Bankers Hill were identified Monday by the San Diego Police Department. 

Deputies Sean Ochoa and Don Wood attempted to serve an eviction notice at an apartment on the 2000 block of Second Avenue near Grape Street around 7:50 a.m. on Aug. 4 when they encountered 47-year-old James Lacy, who authorities said yelled that he would kill the deputies though a locked door, SDPD said in a press release. 

Lacy was fatally shot by both deputies when they forced the locked door open to find Lacy moving what the law enforcement officers believed was a semi-automatic handgun in their direction, officials said. 

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Lacy was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital. 

Ochoa is a 17-year veteran of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. 

Wood is a nine-year veteran of the same department. 

The replica handgun found in Lacy's bedroom was either a BB air pistol or an Airsoft pistol, SDPD said.