A man shot while fighting with a deputy died at a local hospital.
Just after 4 p.m. Monday, deputies got a tip from a resident in the 28000 Lilac Road that a man wanted on a misdemeanor warrant was in the resident’s house.
According to homicide detectives with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, deputies soon arrived at the home to execute a search warrant.
When one tried to make contact with the suspect, the suspect ran out to the street.
The man was carrying a metallic object in his hand and told them he wasn't going to give up according to deputies.
Another deputy waiting nearby tried to use his stun gun on the suspect, but when it failed, he pulled out a baton to stop him. The two began fighting, and the suspect got control of the baton.
"Eventually the deputy attempted to strike the male with his baton, which also appeared to have no effect. At that point the suspect gained control of the deputies baton, the deputy fired several rounds striking the suspect," Lt. Larry Nesbit said.
Emergency crews responded and transported the suspect to Palomar Medical Center, where he later died.
Investigators say the deputy who shot him, didn't appear to suffer any injuries.
Initial reports from deputies stated the suspect was wanted on a felony warrant. Deputies corrected that information late Monday.
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