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San Diego County Sheriff's deputy fires fatal round at man in Campo

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 17:30:35-04

CAMPO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A deputy fired the shot that killed a man at a home in Campo Sunday, according to the Sheriff's Department.

A man called 911 from a home on the 2500 block of Gladiola Drive in Campo, saying he was suicidal and had a gun, according to deputies.

Shortly after deputies surrounded the home, they heard a gunshot.  Moments later, 66-year-old Bruce Dawley appeared at the front door, holding a handgun.

According to detectives, Dawley fired one shot from the gun and a deputy returned fire.  Dawley went back inside his house.

A SWAT team entered the home and found Dawley dead.  The San Diego County Medical Examiner said the round had been fired by the deputy.

The death is being investigated as a homicide.