Thousand Oaks man, 24, dead following officer-involved shootingFree Access

Police say he came at them with a knife


A 24-year-old Thousand Oaks man has been shot and killed by local deputies after he allegedly came at them with a knife.

The shooting occurred early this morning after police responded to a 1:14 a.m. 911 call about a traffic accident on E. Hillcrest Drive near Duesenberg Drive in the Westlake portion of T.O., said Detective Tim Lohman of the Thousand Oaks Police Department.

When officers arrived at the scene of the single-vehicle accident, the as-yet-to-be-identified man was standing near the vehicle, a pickup truck that had veered off the road, Lohman said. The man appeared to be hurting himself with a knife, the detective said.

When the man refused to drop the knife, Lohman said, officers deployed less-lethal beanbag rounds. But instead of releasing the weapon, the man advanced on the deputies, he said. When he refused to stop, multiple officers shot him, according to TOPD.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is not being released at this time.

At shortly after 7 a.m. E. Hillcrest Drive was still closed between Skyline Drive and Black Oak Street while police continued to investigate. TOPD anticipated the road to be closed for another few hours.

This story will be updated when more details become available.