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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday October 10th, 2018 :: 03:04 p.m. PDT

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Thousand Oaks Deputy Involved Shooting

Nature of Incident: Officer Involved Shooting
Report Number: 18-158882
Location: Hillcrest Drive @ Duesenberg Drive Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: October 10, 2018 @ 1:14 a.m.
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age
(S) Male Adult
 
Thousand Oaks
 
26
 
Narrative:
Sheriff’s deputies responded Wednesday morning to a report of a traffic collision where a vehicle had left the roadway and crashed through a fence on Hillcrest Drive east of Duesenberg Drive. When deputies tried to contact the driver of the vehicle, he confronted them with a knife. Deputies tried to convince the man to drop the knife, but he did not comply. Deputies fired a less-lethal bean bag shotgun at the man multiple times in an effort to safely end the confrontation. However, the man did not drop the knife and continued to advance toward the deputies in a threatening manner, leaving them no choice but to use lethal force. Deputies shot the man, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.  
 
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detective Beau Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau at (805)384-4723.  
 
Prepared by: Sgt. Eric Buschow  
Media Release Date: October 10, 2018  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
eric.buschow@ventura.org
Captain Garo Kuredjian (805)797-6322
garo.kuredjian@ventura.org
 
Approved by: Captain Jeff Miller  

Address/Location
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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