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Deputy in Solana Beach Shooting Involved in Encinitas Shooting Last November

Deputy Noah Zarnow, assigned to the North Coastal Station, is a five year veteran with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department

The deputy involved in the Solana Beach shooting Monday had also been involved in a shooting in Encinitas in November of last year.

Deputy Noah Zarnow, assigned to the North Coastal Station, is a five-year veteran with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO).

He was identified as the deputy involved in a shooting in Solana Beach earlier this week.

Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, deputies had responded to a report of a stabbing inside a Rubio's near Highway 101.

Robin Rodriguez, 49, the manager at Rubio's had been stabbed in the head, SDSO said.

The suspect, 34-year-old Emmanuel Ibarra, took off from the restaurant. He was armed with a knife when he confronted Zarnow and another deputy near Via De La Valle and Camino Del Mar. 


According to SDSO, Ibarra moved toward the other deputy with the knife in his hand. While attempting to back away from Ibarra, the deputy lost his footing and fell.

The second deputy, identified as Zarnow, yelled at Ibarra, who then charged at him. Zarnow fired his handgun and struck Ibarra.

Ibarra was taken to the hospital where he later died.

No deputies were injured in the shooting.

Rodriguez was taken to Scripps Hospital in Hillcrest.

According to the sherrif's department, doctors removed what appeared to be, the tip of a knife from Rodriguez' head. A broken knife was found at the scene where Ibarra was shot.

Rodriguez is expected to be okay.

Zarnow was also involved in a deputy-involved shooting in November, 2016 on El Camino Real in Encinitas, according to SDSO.

NBC 7’s Vanessa Herrera is in Encinitas where a man was shot by a Sheriff’s Deputy after he allegedly robbed a Mexican restaurant.

He fired 12 rounds and struck 53-year-old Robert Parkin, suspected of an armed robbery at a taco shop on Birmingham.

Parkin had been armed with a .45-caliber handgun when deputies tried to pull him over, SDSO Homicide detail previously said. He pointed a gun at the deputies and Zarnow opened fire.

Parkin was struck six times, including in both thighs, his buttocks and scalp, deputies said.

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