On Monday, March 23, 2020, at about 2:31 p.m., deputies from the Mojave Substation were dispatched to a peace disturbance involving a female and her adult son in the 3000-block of Pat Avenue.

During their investigation, deputies determined the female was a victim of an assault and received information there were multiple firearms inside the residence. Deputies obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, a 50-year-old male. Deputies made multiple attempts to get the suspect to surrender however he did not respond. As deputies attempted to serve the warrant, the suspect began to shoot at deputies from inside the residence. Deputies returned fire and struck the suspect, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No deputies were injured during this incident. As a result of this officer-involved shooting, three (3) deputies were placed on routine administrative leave.

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.

The name of the suspect will be withheld pending positive identification and notification by the Coroner’s Office.

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