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MESA, Ariz. - A man who pointed a loaded AK47 assault rifle at sheriff's deputies died from his injuries following a deputy-involved shooting in Mesa.
According to Maricopa County Sheriff spokesman Jeff Sprong, at around 10:30 p.m. Friday night deputies responded to a shots fired call in the area of 9100 E. Crescent Avenue.
Authorities say Ramirez Castellanos, 47, had an argument with his wife and was leaving the house in a vehicle.
When deputies arrived, Castellanos, who was backing out of the driveway, stopped and rolled down the window.
Authorities say he then pulled out an AK47 assault rifle and pointed it at the deputy in a threatening manner.
The deputy opened fire with his handgun striking Castellanos in the head and hip.
Detectives also found an additional 30 rounds of ammunition for the AK47 along with a handgun inside the vehicle..
It isn't known what Castellanos was planning to do with all of the ammunition.
Castellanos died from injuries on Monday morning.