Solana Beach Rubio's Attack Suspect Was Mentally Ill: Autopsy Report - NBC 7 San Diego

Solana Beach Rubio's Attack Suspect Was Mentally Ill: Autopsy Report

Emmanuel Omar Ibarra had been diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 25 and had exhibited symptoms beginning at age 17, his brother told investigators.

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    Deputies Respond to Solana Beach Deputy-Involved Shooting

    NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports live from the scene of a Solana Beach deputy-involved shooting. (Published Monday, May 15, 2017)

    An autopsy report offers new details about the man shot and killed by a San Diego County sheriff's deputy in Solana Beach almost three months ago.

    The terrifying attack that occurred May 15 in a shopping center off South Highway 101 shocked the communities of Solana Beach and Del Mar.

    Emmanuel Omar Ibarra, 34, had a long history of mental illness but had no drugs or alcohol in his system at the time he was killed, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office stated in its autopsy report.

    Ibarra was shot shortly after he stabbed the manager of a Rubio's restaurant repeatedly in the face, deputies said. The Rubio's manager had tried to get Ibarra to leave the restaurant before the attack, deputies said.

    Students Help Save Rubio's Employee Stabbed in Solana Beach

    [DGO] Quick-Thinking Students Help Save Rubio's Employee Stabbed in Solana Beach

    NBC 7's Astrid Solorzano heard from a group of teens who sprung into action and rendered aid to the stabbing victim.

    (Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

    Ibarra ran from the restaurant and was confronted by deputies at the train tracks near the intersection of Via de la Valle and Camino Del Mar. 

    Ibarra came from behind a concrete bridge support with a knife in his hand and suddenly charged at the closest deputy, officials told NBC 7 at the time of the incident.

    One deputy fired five rounds, striking Ibarra in the neck, left arm and chest, according to the report. Ibarra died at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. 

    Ibarra had been diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 25 and had exhibited symptoms beginning at age 17, his brother told investigators.

    He had been living as a transient for eight months prior to the shooting, the report states. 

    The deputy involved in Ibarra's death, Deputy Noah Zarnow, was assigned to the North Coastal Station. He was a five-year veteran with the department and was involved in a shooting in Encinitas in November 2016.

    Text Describes Violence Inside Solana Beach Rubios

    [DGO] Rubios Stabbing Leads to Deputy-Involved Shooting

    NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports on the violence in the shopping center off South Highway 101 when a man attacked an employee inside a Rubios restaurant. Teenagers who were inside the restaurant helped administer first aid to the victim.

    (Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

    In that incident, an armed robbery at a restaurant on Birmingham Drive was reported at 5:30 a.m. A suspect was being pursued by deputies when he jumped off a motorcycle and took off on foot. 

    The suspect was struck several times by gunfire but survived his injuries.

    Money and a handgun were recovered on the ground near the shooting, officials said. 

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