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Gunfire exchange with deputies kills IE man

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February 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A Wrightwood man was fatally shot by San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies after he shot at them in a standoff Sunday.

Sheriff's deputies were called to a residence on the 900 block of Partridge Rd. in Wrightwood Sunday at about 3:43 p.m. to investigate a man's well-being. Someone reported the man was possibly suicidal.

Deputies and a California Highway Patrol officer attempted to make contact with the man, Jeffrey Street, 53, but they received no answer at the door.

Street then allegedly began shooting from within the residence at the officers. Officers returned fire.

A Sheriff's department SWAT team arrived, but no further contact was made with Street.

A search warrant was obtained and SWAT members made entry into the residence, where they found Street dead, apparently from a gunshot wound sustained from the earlier exchange of gunfire.

Homicide investigators were investigating the incident, standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sgt. Frank Montanez or Detective Ryan Ford with the Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at http://www.wetip.com/.