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Man Dead, CHP Officer Injured In Confrontation In Ventura County


A man is dead, and a CHP officer is recovering from injuries suffered in a confrontation in Ventura County.

It happened at around 6 Friday morning, on Highway 33 in Oak View.  An officer was called to investigate reports of a man on the roadway.

What exactly happened is still under investigation, but there was some type of physical confrontation which left the officer injured.  The officer opened fire, and the man was fatally wounded.  He died at the scene.

No one else was injured.  Neither the name of the man who died, or the officer have been released yet.

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. 
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