The following is a press release issued by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. This has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On November 16, 2023, deputies responded to the 100 block of Dixon Drive in Lakeport, CA, due to reports of an assault with a knife by a male subject.
Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the subject who now had a firearm. Multiple attempts were made by the deputies to diffuse and de-escalate the situation; however, the subject refused to comply. Shots were fired. Medical personnel responded. Unfortunately, the subject was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is on scene and cooperating with the Lake County District Attorney’s Office to conduct the investigation into this incident. The Lake County District Attorney’s Office is the lead investigating agency per Lake County’s Critical Incident Protocol.
**The information provided is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.**