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The Kern County coroner’s office has identified the victim of a fatal officer involved shooting in Mojave on Friday.

Mickel Erich Lewis Sr., 39, was shot by a Kern County Sheriff's deputy at 9:13 p.m. at Mono and K streets. Lewis died at the scene, according to the coroner's report.

According to a Sheriff's Office news release, the deputy initiated a traffic stop and, after a brief conversation, went back to his patrol vehicle. The driver then fled on foot a short distance before returning to his vehicle and reaching inside, KCSO said.

The KCSO release then said that the man charged at the deputy and the shooting occurred.

KCSO said a firearm was found at the scene. 

The agency is investigating the incident.