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Sheriff's Deputies Involved in Fatal Barona Shooting Have Been Identified

Deputies first responded to a call of a suspect driving recklessly on the reservation shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near Wildcat Canyon Road, officials said.

The four San Diego County Sheriff's deputies involved in a fatal shooting on the Barona Indian Reservation last week have been identified. 

Deputies David Williams, Aaron Brooke, Patrick Farber and Matthew Addenbrooke all responded to the scene around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when a Barona Tribal Enforcement officer reported a reckless driver who tried to hit an officer with his truck. 

Deputy Adddenbrooke is a 3-year veteran of the department, Deputy Farber is a 9-year veteran of the department, Deputy Williams is a 10-year veteran of the department and Deputy Brooke is a 15-year veteran of the department.

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Wildcat Canyon Road and Ketuull Uunya Way in Barona.

When they found the car, a white truck, they tried to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect fled the scene, leaving one deputy with a minor hand injury from the suspect's car. 

Deputies chased the suspect across paved and unpaved roads on the reservation for several minutes. 

Eventually, the man stopped his car near the 3100 block of Ketuull Uunyaa Way.

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When the suspect got out of his car, he was "extremely agitated and uncooperative," SDSO Lieutenant Greg Rylaarsdam reported.

In an attempt to prevent the suspect from getting in his car, Deputy Williams and Brooke fired less lethal bean bag rounds. Meanwhile, deputies tried to disable the car with a tire deflation device. However, the suspect got back into his car and continued to drive. 

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That's when Deputy Farber fired a patrol rifle and Deputy Addenbrooke fired a shotgun at the suspect. The suspect collided with a marked patrol car, and then hit another, unrelated, occupied car with the two women inside. 

NBC 7 chopper footage of the scene of a Barona deputy involved shooting.

The suspect drove for a while further before the car came to a stop on the brush on the east side of Ketuull Uunyaa Way. When deputies walked up to the car, they found the driver was unresponsive. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. 

Two women - one of which was a Barona Charter School board member - were injured when the suspect crashed into their car. The women suffered non life-threatening injuries.

An autopsy will be conducted on the suspect. The suspect is not a tribal member, Barona government officials said. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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