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Man dies following officer-involved shooting in Ventura County

An impromptu memorial has popped up at the Thousand Oaks intersection where a pro-Israeli demonstrator was fatally injured Sunday.
Lance Orozco
A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Oxnard.

Oxnard Police say man carrying a five foot metal bar advanced on officers, and ignored orders to stop.

What began as a traffic stop involving a suspected DUI driver ended with a fatal officer involved shooting in the Tri-Counties.

It happened at around 6 a.m. Sunday, in Oxnard. Oxnard Police officers stopped a car on the 100 block of West Fourth Street. They say a man unrelated to the traffic stop showed up at the scene carrying a five-foot-long steel bar.

Officers say he was carrying it in a threatening manner, and ignored warnings to stop advancing towards them. When he nearly reached them, an officer opened fire, fatally wounding the 60-year-old man. His name hasn’t been released. An investigation is underway.

Oxnard Police say they will release body videocam video of the incident later this week.

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.