- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - San Diego County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a reportedly suicidal man who threatened to attack a deputy with a screwdriver.

Lt. John Maryon says the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in a rural area of Japatul Valley near Alpine.

Deputies responded to a call of an apparently disturbed man at a residence who was threatening to force authorities to shoot him. The man also reportedly said he wanted to overdose on drugs.

A deputy encountered the man on a road nearby, hitting him with a stun gun and then opening fire with a handgun.

The suspect died at the scene.

The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation.

Maryon says a screwdriver was found next to the man’s body. No deputies were injured.

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