Deputies fired PepperBall rounds at a man Thursday night as they investigated reports of three men fighting, one armed with a handgun, in Spring Valley.
Residents on Brucker Street reported the fight about 8 p.m. Deputies found three men nearby and ordered them to the ground.
Sheriff's Sgt. William Walkup said two men lay down, but the third man walked around, argued with deputies, then partially knelt on the ground and raised his hands toward his waist. Deputies fired two pepperball rounds at him and missed, but the man then followed orders.
An Airsoft pellet gun was found stuck in the grill of a nearby pickup. The man was cited on suspicion of delaying and interfering with officers, then released.