CAMARILLO (CBSLA) — A deputy-involved shooting has unfolded in Ventura County, authorities said.
The incident occurred just after 1:30 a.m. in the area of Calle La Sombra and Bradford in Camarillo on Sunday.
It was there that deputies say they received a call from a 24-year-old man who they allege said he was going to shoot people, that he was suicidal, and that he wanted to provoke deputies into shooting him.
“During the 911 call, the man stayed on the line with the dispatcher, who patiently tried to deescalate the situation and coax him into dropping the weapons. However, he refused,” according to a news release issued by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
When deputies arrived, the man allegedly confronted deputies with a handgun and a knife. Deputies opened fire.
The man was taken to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
An investigation is underway.