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Man fatally shot by deputies at Lemon Grove Del Taco identified

Posted at 12:40 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 15:40:06-05

LEMON GROVE, Calif. (KGTV) — San Diego Sheriff's Department has identified the man fatally shot by deputies inside an East County Del Taco last week.

SDSO said a call was made on Jan. 5 just after 8:30 p.m. that a customer at the Del Taco located at 7060 Broadway had pointed a handgun at the caller while inside the restaurant. Deputies arrived and said they attempted to make contact with the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Adolfo Gonzalez, but he produced a handgun and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.

The deputies who fired at Gonzalez were identified as SDSO deputies Cenizo, Daly, and Dow, according to the department. Deputy Cenizo has been a deputy since 2014 and Deputies Daly and Dow have been with SDSO since 2015.

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After the shooting, first aid was given to Gonzalez and paramedic arrived to continue aid and transport him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

None of the deputies involved were injured.