Man dead following deputy-involved shooting in Campo

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An investigation was underway Sunday into a fatal deputy-involved shooting in Campo. 

Deputies responded to reports of a man threatening to harm himself in a home in the 2500 block of Gladiola Drive just before 10:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSO).

When deputies arrived, the 66-year-old resident of the home emerged armed with a firearm, SDSO Lt. Kenn Nelson said. The man became confrontational with deputies. At that point, one deputy fired a round before the man retreated into the home. 

A Special Enforcement Detail entered the home and found the man dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Nelson said. It is unclear if the suspect died from injuries sustained from deputy gunfire or a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man’s name was withheld due to an ongoing investigation. 

There were no outstanding suspects and no deputies were injured in the incident, according to SDSO. 

The man was believed to be the sole occupant of the house. Deputies reported responding to the home for past incidents. 

Due to the shooting, several roads were closed in the area: 

  • 2500 Block of Gladiola Drive 
  • Gladiola Drive at Cacti Drive 
  • Vine Drive at Gladiola Drive 
  • Vine Drive at Yucca Drive 

Closures could last into late evening Sunday, Nelson said. 

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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