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Man fatally wounded in officer-involved shooting on Central Coast identified

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Man fatally wounded in confrontation with Lompoc Police identified.

Officers say they opened fire after Lompoc man pointed gun at them

Authorities are now identifying the man who died in an officer-involved shooting on the Central Coast. Lompoc Police were called to a home Saturday night by a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

They say they encountered a man who barricaded himself inside of the house. Officers say Travis Daniel Carlon eventually came to the door with a gun. They say they shot, and fatally wounded the 32-year-old Lompoc man when he pointed the weapon at them.

The shooting is being investigated by the Lompoc Police Department, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, as well as by a new officer-involved shooting state investigation team.

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.