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Sheriff’s office reveals details in Camarillo deputy shooting


CAMARILLO, Calif. - Sheriff's deputies are describing what lead to a deputy shooting a person in Camarillo on Sunday.

Ventura County deputies confronted a suspect who they say was carrying a large knife and a fake gun. Deputies say he pointed the gun towards them, which led them open fire shortly before 1:00 am.

The Sheriff's Office says the suspect had called 911 saying he was carrying a gun and would start shooting people if deputies weren't sent immediately. Deputies shot the suspect, just two minutes after arriving.

The suspect remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Ventura County

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