On Saturday, March 21, 2020, at about 11:36 a.m., deputies from the Mojave Substation were dispatched to a report of a male subject refusing to leave the Family Dollar in the 2300-block of Highway 58.

Deputies arrived and contacted the subject. During the interaction, the subject became combative and a physical altercation took place between the subject and responding deputies. An officer-involved shooting ensued.

Deputies and responding paramedics performed life-saving measures, but the subject was pronounced deceased on scene.

Deputies sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the altercation.

Homicide detectives arrived on scene and assumed command of the investigation. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (661) 322-4040.

Please direct any media inquiries related to this incident to Deputy Matt Alvarez, (661) 487-4553.

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