San Diego County Sheriff’s Department: Deputy Involved Shooting – Update

Sponsored by ring

06/19/2021 5:10 PM

The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the autopsy today and has identified the male as forty-year-old Eric Scott Anderson. Anderson is a resident of the city of San Diego. Anderson’s family has been notified of his death. The preliminary cause of death is gunshot wound and the manner of death is homicide. 

Find out what’s happening in San Diego with free, real-time updates from Patch.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. 

Information from prior release:

Find out what’s happening in San Diego with free, real-time updates from Patch.

On June 18, 2021, just after 8:00 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1500 block of Eolus Avenue in the city of Encinitas for a suspicious person in a vacant lot. Two deputies contacted the man. During the contact, the man produced a handgun resulting in two deputies discharging their firearms striking the man. 

The deputies immediately provided lifesaving efforts to the man until relieved by fire personnel. The man was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.      

 No deputies were injured.

The Sheriff’s Homicide Unit responded and has assumed responsibility of the investigation. The circumstances of the shooting are currently under investigation. 

The Medical Examiner’s Office has scheduled the autopsy for June 19, 2021. The man will be positively identified at autopsy. 

A handgun was located at the scene where the man was shot.

This press release was produced by San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to [email protected].

The rules of replying:

  • Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated.
  • Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims.
  • Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic.
  • Review the Patch Community Guidelines.