LEMON GROVE, Calif. — Authorities have killed a man during a gunbattle in a San Diego suburb.

It happened shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday in Lemon Grove.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says a La Mesa police officer heard a scream coming from a car stopped at a green light but it sped off as he approached.

A short time later, the car stopped in a Lemon Grove cul-de-sac and three men ran off.

One man was spotted by a San Diego officer at the scene who released a police dog.

It bit the man, who opened fire on his pursuers.

The San Diego officer, two La Mesa officers and a sheriff’s sergeant fired back, killing him.

Another man was detained a block away and the third is being sought.