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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A man shot and killed by a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy overnight in a Kmart parking lot has been identified.

The Sacramento County Coroner says the victim is 47-year-old Lamont Harmon. An autopsy is pending.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Monday on Lawrence Drive near Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road.

lamont harmon UPDATE: Man Shot And Killed By Sacramento Deputy

The deputy chased the suspect through the Kmart parking lot, to the intersection of Lawrence and Stockton, down Lawrence to 49th Street, with the shooting itself happening in the middle of Lawrence.

Police say Harmon didn’t surrender once the deputy caught up.

As the two fought, the deputy used his stun gun on Harmon, to no effect. Investigators say the suspect made a quick move, and the deputy, fearing for his life, opened fire. Harmon was pronounced dead at a local hospital at around 3:30 a.m.

“The suspect made some type of furtive movement that made the deputy fear for his life,” said Sgt. Andrew Pettit of the Sacramento Police Department.

Pettit said investigators were looking into wheter Harmon had a weapon on him, but as of late morning, police hadn’t recovered a weapon from the extensive crime scene.

The incident began with Sacramento police spotting a stolen car parked at an AM/PM just down the road at Fruitridge and Stockton in south sacramento.

Sheriff’s deputies were on patrol in the area near the dividing line between the city and county jurisdiction and saw Harmon wandering through the nearby parking lot. He reportedly fled when he was approached and the deputy gave chase.

Investigators will look to toxicology results to determine whether the suspect was under the influence because the Taser didn’t have any effect.

The deputy involved in the shooting is on routine paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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