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Man killed in Ventura County deputy-involved shooting identified

A sheriff's deputy's patrol car is seen near Ventura Avenue and Fraser Lane in Ventura County on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
September 8, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Detectives have released the name of the man shot and killed by a Ventura County sheriff's deputy on Saturday.

The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. near Ventura Avenue and Fraser Lane

The man who was killed has been identified as 21-year-old Devon Costa of Simi Valley.

It all started with a report of a man waving his hands and shouting in the street. A female deputy responded, and a struggle ensued. Investigators say the suspect started punching the deputy. Her dog then attacked the man, who allegedly continued to assault the deputy.

At one point, the deputy says the man went for her gun. That's when she shot him, sending him to the hospital. The man was pronounced dead a short time later.

The deputy sustained minor injuries during the incident.


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