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California deputies shoot man with knife after car crash

October 10, 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say deputies shot and killed a man who came at them with a knife at the scene of a single-car crash in Southern California.

Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Buschow says deputies responding to the crash early Wednesday in Thousand Oaks were met by the driver clutching the weapon.

Buschow says it appears the man had lost control of his car and slammed into a fence near a condo complex.

He says the man walked toward deputies and ignored their commands to drop the weapon. Despite being hit multiple times with beanbag rounds, Buschow says, the man kept coming at them.

He says that’s when deputies opened fire. The man, a 26-year-old resident of Thousand Oaks, died at the scene.

The crash and the shooting are under investigation.

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