Rubio's stabbing suspect shot to death by deputy identified as Emmanuel Ibarra

Posted at 12:07 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 15:07:58-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV)--A man shot to death by a San Diego County Sheriff's deputy on Monday after officials say he attacked a Solana Beach Rubio's restaurant manager was identified today as 34-year-old transient Emmanuel Ibarra. 

Ibarra allegedly stabbed 49-year-old Robin Rodriguez with a knife and fled the scene. Deputies located the stabbing suspect in the 3200 block of Camino del Mar, near the train tracks under the Via de la Valle overpass, around 4:24 p.m., officials said. 

Ibarra still had a knife in his possession when deputies came into contact with him, officials said. He emerged from behind a concrete bridge support with the knife and "quickly moved toward the deputy closest to him." 

That deputy lost his footing and fell backward. 

A second deputy was able to distract Ibarra from the fallen deputy and opened fire after the suspect, still armed with a knife, "charged" him, officials said. 

Additional deputies arrived and were able to disarm Ibarra, officials state, and medics administered first aid.

The cause of Ibarra's death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds.  


Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy