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SWAT in standoff with man suspected of wounding two deputies

February 20, 2013 |  5:28 pm

The SWAT team of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department is in a standoff with a suspect in the shooting of two deputies, officials said Wednesday afternoon.

The standoff is underway in the 700 block of Del Rio Avenue in the Leucadia neighborhood of Encinitas. The deputies were injured by gunfire about 3:30 p.m. during a stolen car investigation. Neither of the deputies suffered life-threatening injuries, officials said.

One deputy was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The second was treated at the scene.

The second deputy may have been struck by a ricochet from a bullet fired from inside a home.

Homes south of Del Rio Avenue have been evacuated. The man inside the home is threatening to shoot deputies who try to enter, officials said.

The SWAT team is being assisted by Carlsbad police.

In September, two deputies were wounded in a gun battle with a child-abuse suspect in Lakeside. The two survived and underwent extensive surgery.




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