Man shot, killed by Sheriff's deputy in Vista identified

ME has ruled Coronel's death as a homicide

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - The San Diego Medical Examiner (ME) has identified the suspect shot dead by a Sheriff's deputy in Vista yesterday.

The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Jonathon Coronel, was shot and killed in the 200 block of Knoll Road just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO.)

The incident began when deputies recognized Coronel as someone with an active felony warrant, while he was the passenger of a vehicle in the 300 block of North Melrose Dr., SDSO said.

Before deputies could stop the vehicle, Coronel fled, SDSO said.

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Deputies lost sight of Coronel after he ran through nearby properties until one deputy spotted him in the yard of a home on Knoll Road.

SDSO said the deputy chased Coronel into the yard, where a confrontation between the two ended with the deputy firing multiple times on Coronel.

Despite life-saving efforts, Coronel died at the scene. The ME has ruled his death a homicide.

SDSO said homicide detectives are now investigating the events surrounding the shooting.

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