Name withheld by police Killed by Kings County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol

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Deputies with the Kings County Sheriff's Office were called to assist the pursuit of a vehicle that had started in San Luis Obispo County. The pursuit ended and the suspect allegedly confronted California Highway Patrol officers with a firearm and wearing a tactical vest. Law enforcement began negotiating with the individual, and a SWAT team and Crisis Resolution team was eventually brought in. Negotiations lasted around 10 hours, before the suspect allgedly confront and engaged a member of the SWAT team by allegedly firing a round in their direction. Multiple law enforcement personnel returned fire and the individual died at the scene.

Agency: Kings County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol

Motive: unknown

Confrontation Type: None/Unknown

Service Call: Unavailable

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Name withheld by police

Death Date: May 23, 2021

County: Kings

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: car

Washington Post Database ID: 6886

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