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A man was fatally shot Tuesday morning in an altercation with security officers at the Chumash Casino Resort, according to Santa Barbara County sheriff's officials. 

Deputies responded to the scene after the Chumash Casino's security dispatch alerted the county's public safety dispatch center around 2:15 a.m., relaying that two security officers were in an altercation with a male subject and needed assistance. 

Upon arrival, deputies discovered the victim, who had been fatally shot during the incident behind the casino, near a parking structure on the resort grounds, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests were made, and there are no outstanding subjects, according to Hoover, who added the victim will be identified after family members are notified. 

The identity of the Chumash security officer involved in the shooting is not being released at this time due to the active investigation, Hoover said. 

Responding personnel included American Medical Response, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol. 

Members of the Criminal Investigations Division and forensics unit remained at the resort Tuesday as they further investigated and conducted interviews. The sheriff's Coroner's Office also is conducting a death investigation to determine an official cause and manner of death.

Sheriff's officials are urging anyone with information to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 681-4150. To leave an anonymous tip, call 681-4171 or go to

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