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San Diego County deputy fatally shoots man during fight

September 20, 2012 |  8:02 am

A San Diego County sheriff's deputy with the gang detail shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon during a fight in Vista, the Sheriff's Department said.

The deputy had sought to question the man after spotting him carrying what he thought was a knife, the department said. During a tussle, the man was able to grab the deputy's Taser, the department said. The deputy fired at close range.

Neither the dead man nor the deputy was identified.

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-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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