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U.S. marshal injured, suspect shot in traffic confrontation in San Diego

July 6, 2012 |  5:29 pm

A deputy U.S. marshal was injured and a man suspected of a felony firearms violation was shot during a confrontation Friday afternoon, San Diego police said.

Two deputy marshals, working undercover, were attempting to make a traffic stop involving a car in which the man was a passenger when the incident occurred, police said.

After the car stopped, the female driver was arrested but the man tried to drive away, police said. A deputy U.S. marshal attempted to grab the car keys but was dragged about 100 yards, suffering cuts and bruises, before shooting the man, police said.

Both the deputy marshal and the 31-year-old man were taken to hospitals. In neither case were their injuries considered life-threatening.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego