Bodycam shows Lakeport stabbing suspect being fatally shot in confrontation with sheriff’s deputies
Authorities are investigating the fatal Thursday afternoon shooting by sheriff’s deputies of a man believed to have committed a stabbing in Lakeport.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has so far not disclosed the name of the man who was shot, as the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.
Lauren Berlinn, the sheriff’s office’s public information officer, said that deputies responded to the 100 block of Dixon Drive in Lakeport due to reports of an assault with a knife by a male subject.
Berlinn said deputies arrived on scene and contacted the subject, who at that point had a firearm.
She said multiple attempts were made by the deputies to defuse and de-escalate the situation; however, the subject refused to comply.
Shots were fired and medical personnel responded. Berlinn said the subject was pronounced dead at the scene.