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Deputies fatally shoot armed man in Adelanto

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

February 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
An armed man was shot and killed in a confrontation with a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy on Wednesday. Officials say at approximately 3:30 p.m. a deputy on routine patrol was flagged down by a private citizen He told the deputy a man in a black Scion had just pointed a gun at him.

The car was located. Deputies tried to get the suspect to stop. Officials say he refused to yield, and there was a short slow speed pursuit. Investigators say the suspect finally stopped in the 16000 block of Casaba and exited the vehicle.

An official sheriff's department statement says: "The driver refused to comply with the deputies' commands and fearing for his safety and the safety of others fired his duty weapon at the suspect. The suspect was struck and was pronounced dead at the scene."

The man's name was not released. No deputies were injured during the incident. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589.