Man who was fatally shot by deputies in Alpine identified

Posted at 6:56 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 21:56:03-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities publicly identified a man Thursday who was fatally shot by deputies when he allegedly advanced on them with a knife in his hand at an Alpine apartment complex.

Patrol personnel were investigating a report of a man yelling and threatening to kill someone in the 2600 block of Alpine Boulevard when they got into the deadly confrontation with 31-year-old Daniel Ayala about 3 p.m. Monday, according to sheriff's officials.

Ayala died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

It remained unclear how many deputies fired on Ayala.

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The names of the involved personnel have not yet been released.

"The facts surrounding the shooting are currently under investigation by the Sheriff's Homicide Unit," Lt. Michael Blevins said this morning.

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