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Details sketchy after man killed in Vallejo with police, deputies at scene

A man reportedly armed with a knife was killed by law enforcement in Vallejo Sunday in an incident stemming from a traffic accident. Vallejo police officers and Solano County deputies were both at the scene when the man was fatally shot. Murky incident details do not explain whether one or both agencies were involved in the shooting or how many shots were fired.

All we know is based on information released on social media by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office at 9:41 p.m. and in subsequent updates that fail to provide further context. As of Monday afternoon, Vallejo police have not addressed the incident in any press release, critical incident report or on social media platforms.

Ironically, the last post on the Vallejo Police Department’s Facebook page is an event invitation to a June 29 community town hall “to discuss the Draft Officer-Involved Shooting Policy.”

According to vague information given, deputies were called out just before 7 p.m. to assist Vallejo PD in response to a traffic collision where a man allegedly brandished a knife.

A video posted to YouTube by Solano Newsnet appears to depict moments before and after the shooting near Pennsylvania and Sutter streets. The video shows a man slowly running from officers through a Texaco gas station and then cuts to footage of the man lying on the street, apparently after being shot. Officers then approach, roughly grab one of his arms, roll him onto his stomach and proceed to cuff him.

What the footage does not show is the man lunging toward officers with a knife or the moment the shooting occurred.

Open Vallejo reports that witnesses told them “one or more deputies fired at least half a dozen rounds.”

Sheriff’s Office officials said via Twitter that evidence collection was completed at the scene around 2:30 a.m. Monday. In a post later Monday morning, officials said the shooting is being investigated by the Solano County Major Crimes Task Force in accordance with county protocol.

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