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Man fatally shot in incident involving off-duty police officer on Central Coast

An impromptu memorial has popped up at the Thousand Oaks intersection where a pro-Israeli demonstrator was fatally injured Sunday.
Lance Orozco
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies say it happened Saturday night in Orcutt.

Deputies say man who was shot was suspect in incident at Orcutt store.

A Central Coast man is dead following a shooting involving an off-duty police officer.

It happened at around 8 p.m. Saturday night, in Orcutt. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies say they were called to a market on Foster Road by reports of a shooting.

They found a man there who had been shot to death. Deputies say an off-duty Santa Maria Police officer was involved in the shooting.

Officers aren’t saying what they think led to the shooting, but did say the man who was shot, and killed was a suspect in an incident which happened at the store.

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.