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Fillmore man who fatally shoots dog is shot dead by a deputy

Josue JimenezA Ventura County man who fatally shot a dog was shot and killed by a deputy, authorities said Thursday night.

Josue Jimenez, 33, allegedly had two handguns, one of which he fired after deputies arrived at the scene Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of Blaine Avenue in Fillmore, according to authorities.

A deputy fired back, striking Ramirez with multiple rounds, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

"Deputies quickly realized the shot Jimenez fired was directed at a dog," the agency said in a statement.

Deputies performed first aid on the dog and Ramirez. The wounded animal was placed in a patrol car and rushed to a veterinary clinic in Fillmore, where it was pronounced dead, the agency said.

Jimenez was pronounced dead at a hospital. 

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Photo: Josue Jimenez. Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Department
 
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