Campo residents were on edge for hours Sunday as San Diego County Sheriff's deputies (SDSO) responded to a call of a despondent man with a gun.
The incident started at approximately 10:44 a.m. when deputies responded to a call of a man who said he had a gun and was feeling suicidal on the 2500 block of Gladiola Drive.
When deputies arrived, they heard a gunshot inside the home.
The suspect, 66, then appeared at the front door with a gun, SDSO officials said.
A confrontation ensued and a deputy fired a single shot.
The suspect then went back inside the home.
Deputies called for the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail to respond. Once on scene, deputies found the man dead from a gunshot wound.
It is unclear if it was self-inflicted or a result of the deputy confrontation.
Neighbor Tami Mendez originally thought there was a fire at the house.
"Then my husband had to go to work and he went about two streets up and he saw there were SWAT everywhere. And on the ground, AR15's out, Shotguns out," she told NBC 7.
The Sheriff’s Homicide Detail will conduct a thorough investigation.
The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The man's name has not been released yet.
"It's a pretty tight knit community and it's very sad," Mendez added. "I mean, regardless of the situation somebody lost their life and somebody lost a loved one."