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Assault suspect dies in Central Coast barricade shooting

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 15:46:56-04

LOMPOC, Calif. (AP) — Santa Barbara County authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an assault suspect by Lompoc police.

The shooting occurred after officers responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon Saturday evening.

Statements from the Lompoc Police Department and the county Sheriff’s Office say the suspect barricaded himself inside a home and did not respond to the officers, then came to the door and pointed a gun at them.

The suspect was killed and the three officers who were involved were not injured.

The Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Lompoc department in the investigation.