Dimas Diaz Jr., a 43-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by law enforcement officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, on the 101 Freeway just north of the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
The incident began in the late morning when Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputies went to a home in Camarillo regarding a domestic violence incident, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Hoglund. The alleged assault involved a woman Diaz had been dating, Hoglund said.
When the deputies arrived, Diaz fled in a stolen sedan, Hoglund said, and the deputies got into their car and gave chase, through the city limits of Camarillo. When Diaz drove south on the 101 Freeway, California Highway Patrol officers joined the pursuit.
Diaz crashed his car on the 101 Freeway just north of the Las Virgenes Road exit around 11:15 a ...