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Deputy-Involved Shooting Reported in Oceanside After Vehicle Pursuit

A vehicle pursuit in San Diego’s North County ended in a deputy-involved shooting in Oceanside Wednesday that left one person dead, officials said.

SDSO deputies from the Vista substation began a pursuit of a vehicle in Vista for unknown reasons sometime before 3:10 p.m., SDSO said.

The man driving a dark blue or black sedan had a female passenger inside while leading deputies east towards Oceanside at speeds of about 50 miles per hour, Oceanside Police Department (OPD) Officer Thomas Bussey said. 

The driver headed towards a residential area on Roselle Avenue, off College Boulevard, where the dark sedan struck another car. That is when the driver attempted to bail out of the vehicle, Bussey said. 

One deputy fired on the man. It was not clear if the driver was armed at the time and the situation leading up to the shooting was not made available.

The driver was declared dead at the scene. 

The passenger was taken into custody. 

No deputies were injured in the altercation. It was not clear if the deputy involved in the shooting had his body camera turned on at the time, Bussey said.

About a dozen police and sheriff's department patrol vehicles lined the streets of College Boulevard and spilled into the neighborhood surrounding Roselle Avenue at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Several roadways were cordoned off. 

OPD was handling the investigation.

The incident occurred north of State Route 78, about a mile east of Mira Costa College and 1 mile south of Joseph Sepulveda Park. 

No other information was available.

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