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Deputy U.S. marshal shoots man after confrontation in San Diego

March 13, 2013 |  7:52 am

San Diego police are investigating a shooting in which a deputy U.S. marshal wounded a man who appeared to be reaching for a weapon after a confrontation near the man's home, authorities said.

The deputy was returning to his unmarked vehicle after an investigation at the home in the Clairemont Mesa neighborhood when the man confronted him and "asked why he was bothering his family and threatened to kill the deputy," said police Lt. Jorge Duran.

The man twice rammed the deputy's vehicle with his vehicle, Duran said. When the deputy drew his weapon and ordered the man to show his hands, he "refused and instead reached underneath the driver's seat," he said.

The deputy fired several rounds. The man, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital with wounds described as not life-threatening. The deputy is described only as a five-year veteran of the marshals service.

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-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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