East County News Service
May 29, 2015 (Alpine) – A Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man in rural Alpine who allegedly threatened the deputy with a screwdriver Wednesday.
The victim has been identified as Simon D. Hubble, 33. The deputy, Aaron Miller, has served on the Sheriff’s force for the past six years.
Around 4:30 p.m., a caller reported a mentally ill man was behaving in a violent manner. Deputies responded to the home in the 3600 block of Emmanuel Way near Gaskill Peak Road in the Japatul Valley area of Alpine, according to Lt. John Maryon.
A witness told responding deputies that Hubble had stated he intended to take a drug overdose “or attack a deputy with a screwdriver with the intent of provoking a shooting,” Lt. Maryon stated.
Hubble later confronted Deputy Miller near the home. According to Lt. Maryon, Miller tried to subdue the suspect with a taser but was unsuccessful, ultimately shooting Hubble with Deputy Miller’s service gun. Investigators said a screw driver was found by the body.
The shooting remains under investigation