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Stabbing suspect fatally shot by Calif. deputy

Four women started first aid on the victim until paramedics arrived

By David Hernandez
The San Diego Union-Tribune

DEL MAR, Calif. — A man accused of stabbing another man at a Solana Beach restaurant was fatally shot by at least one deputy in Del Mar Monday, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies received a report of a stabbing at a Rubio’s eatery in a strip mall on South Highway 101, north of Villa de la Valle, shortly before 4 p.m. Witnesses said the victim was stabbed in the face.

Jennifer Sommer said her 18-year-old daughter was eating at the restaurant when the suspect stabbed a male employee. Her daughter and three other friends, also 18, started first aid on the victim until paramedics arrived, Sommer said.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, sheriff’s officials said.

A few block away from the Rubio’s, deputies found a man matching the suspect’s description on Camino Del Mar, south of Villa De La Valle, in Del Mar. A confrontation ensued, officials said, and the suspect was shot by at least one deputy.

The suspect, who had not been identified, was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The circumstances surrounding the confrontation were still under investigation, Lt. Ryan Rylaarsdam said.

Deputies were not injured.

The intersection of Villa de la Valle and South Highway 101/Camino Del Mar was closed until late Monday night while the shooting was investigated.

Nearby railroad tracks, parallel to Highway 101, also were impacted by the investigation, and Amtrak and Coaster train service was interrupted. Buses were sent to transfer commuters between train stations in Sorrento Valley and Solana Beach, according to the North County Transit District.

Meanwhile, investigators interviewed half a dozen or so witnesses inside the Rubio’s into the night. Police condoned off the restaurant during the investigation.


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