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Police say armed man fatally shot during standoff on Central Coast

Lompoc Police Department
Police say a man, that was involved in a Lompoc standoff, was shot and fatally wounded after he came to the door of a residence with a gun.

Officers say man pointed gun at them.

An investigation is underway into a standoff which led to the officer-involved fatal shooting of a man on the Central Coast.

It happened Saturday night in Lompoc. Police were called to a home on the 700 block of West Cypress Avenue by reports of an assault with a deadly weapon. Arriving officers say a man barricaded himself in a home.

They say he eventually came to the door, and pointed a gun at them. Officers say they opened fire, and the man was fatally wounded. The man’s name hasn’t been released yet. There were no reports of anyone else being injured.

At the request of the Lompoc Police Department, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. And, under a new law intended to promote transparency in fatal officer-involved investigations, the state will also review the case.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.