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Deputy-involved shooting in Encinitas

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ENCINITAS (CNS) - A deputy investigating an emergency call in Olivenhain Friday fatally shot an apparently suicidal man who emerged from a home carrying a long-barreled gun, authorities said.

The events that led to the deadly shooting began shortly before 9:30 a.m., when someone dialed 911 at a residence in the 2000 block of Shadytree Lane, then hung up without saying anything, according to sheriff's officials.

Deputies went to the neighborhood, where they spoke to a resident of the house from which the call had been made, Lt. John Maryon told reporters. The woman told the patrol personnel that her husband was inside with a shotgun and making statements about killing himself.

A short time later, the woman's spouse came outside with the weapon in his hands, and a deputy, feeling threatened, fired four rounds at him, according to Maryon.

The man, who did not fire his gun, died at the scene. His name was withheld pending full family notification.

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