Man shot and killed during deputy-involved shooting identified

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 6:20 a.m. – The man during a deputy-involved shooting on Las Pulgas Road on the I-5 Tuesday, was identified Wednesday afternoon.

Daniel Robert Avila, 56, was shot and killed after a confrontation with deputies.

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 remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

8/4/2015 – A male suspect, claiming he was armed, was fatally shot Tuesday by Orange County Sheriff's Deputies following a standoff near Camp Pendleton.

According to deputies, the man was holed up in a car and refused to surrender for nearly an hour before getting out and approaching the deputies in a threatening manner. 

The incident began around 12:30 p.m. when a driver pulled up next to a deputy conducting a traffic stop on another driver on the southbound Las Pulgas Road exit from the I-5, saying he had committed a crime and was armed with a weapon.

According to authorities, the suspect then refused to exit his vehicle, prompting the deputy to call for backup. 

Just before 1:30 p.m., deputies opened fire on the man, killing him at the scene.

The suspect's name was not immediately available. 

Lanes were closed, causing heavy southbound traffic through the afternoon.

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