A deputy was involved in a shooting in an Encinitas neighborhood Friday morning, officials confirmed.U-T:
The shooting was reported just after 9:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of [Shadytree] Lane. Jan Caldwell of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said the deputy was not injured.
A neighbor told NBC 7 the suspect had been experiencing marital troubles and deputies had been called [to] his house before this incident, including a time when the man was throwing things out of the window. The neighbor said a deputy shot the suspect because he was armed with a shotgun.
The neighbor said the suspect's wife ran out of their home this morning saying her husband had a shotgun and was going to harm himself.
TV station KUSI reported that a man said to be suicidal had been shot, and was dead. A news helicopter showed a a yellow tarp over an apparent body behind homes.
The shooting occurred about 9:40 a.m. on Shadytree Lane off Glen Arbor Drive in the Olivenhain community, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said.
Shadytree Lane is a cul-de-sac lined with four-plex townhomes, with trees and some small open spaces behind the backyards.
One resident said she and a girlfriend who was visiting heard two short bursts of gunfire and they looked outside to see a deputy hiding behind a garage, his handgun drawn. They later saw a woman collapse in distress in a yard.