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Man killed in officer-involved shooting ID'd as 26-year-old Lompoc resident

Man killed in officer-involved shooting ID'd as 26-year-old Lompoc resident

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A 26-year-old Lompoc resident was identified on March 31 as the man killed in an officer-involved shooting following an altercation in an alley on March 28. 

The incident began when Lompoc Police received a report about a man, later identified as Krys Brandon Ruiz, walking northbound on H Street with a handgun, according to Capt. Kevin Martin. 

Officers responded and located Ruiz in the 100 block alley of North H and G streets, where an altercation ensued. Police ultimately shot Ruiz, who sustained a fatal wound and died at the scene. 

The two Lompoc Police officers involved in the shooting were Cpl. Andrew White, a 14-year veteran, and Officer Mauricio Calderon, a 12-year veteran of the department, according to Martin. 

Police shoot, kill man in Lompoc alley after unknown altercation

Both officers are on paid administrative leave as the shooting remains under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. 

Anyone who might have information about the incident is asked the contact the sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division at 805-681-4100 or at sbsheriff.org.

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