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San Diego: One dead in deputy-involved shooting in Campo

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Jun 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-04 23:19:22-04

CAMPO, Calif. (KGTV) -- San Diego County Sheriff investigators are on the scene of a deputy-involved shooting that occurred just before noon on Sunday.

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 the Sheriff's Department.

Shortly after deputies surrounded the home, they heard a gunshot.  Moments later, a man appeared at the front door, holding the gun.  There was a brief confrontation between the man and deputies which led one deputy to fire a single round, according to Sheriff's Lt. Keith Nelson.  The man went back into the home.

A Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail entered the home and found the man dead of an apparent gunshot wound.  It is unclear if the wound was self-inflicted or the result of the earlier confrontation with deputies.

The name of the 66-year-old man was not released.  The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine how he died.

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