Investigators say the deputy saw 53-year-old Timothy Gray littering and started to question him in the area of Amargosa Road and Midtown Drive at 9:18 a.m. They say Gray started acting strangely, then pulled out a knife and charged at the deputy.
The deputy fired at Gray, who was then flown to a local hospital. The deputy was not wounded.
The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.