At approximately 4:26 p.m., deputies from the Alpine Station received a radio call of a mentally ill violent male at a residence in the 3600 block of Emmanuel Way in Alpine.
When deputies arrived at the resident the man had already fled from the residence. A person told the deputies the man was planning on attacking a deputy with a screwdriver, which would force the deputy to shoot him, or he would overdose on narcotics.
Another deputy came face to face with the male on a roadway and deployed his Taser, and then shots were fired by the deputy striking the male.
Deputies and paramedics performed CPR on the male, but despite their resuscitation efforts the suspect was pronounced dead. None of the deputies were injured.
The shooting incident is under investigation.