Authorities are say they are trying to determine why a man first led Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase, and then pulled out a gun, prompting officers to shoot him being shot to death.
It happened just after 5:30 p.m. Friday night. Deputies were called to the Sulphur Mountain Road area, near Oak View, by reports of a man behaving suspiciously. When they responded to the scene, the man sped away, leading them on a short chase.
They say he stopped at the end of Old Creek Road, got out of his vehicle, and pointed a gun at deputies. Officers opened fire, fatally wounding the man. There’s no word on how many shots were fired. The deputies were unhurt.
The name of the man hasn’t been released yet.