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Moreno Valley man killed in home by deputies on burglary call

February 18, 2010 |  3:54 pm

Riverside County sheriff’s deputies killed a man in his Moreno Valley home while responding to a burglary report, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Jose Ruiz, 31, was fatally shot shortly before 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 16000 block of Century Street near Plumeria Lane, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies responding to a neighbor’s report of a burglary entered Ruiz’s home and shot him when he became “combative” with a gun, said Deputy Melissa Nieburger.

Ruiz died about 20 minutes later at the scene, according to a coroner’s report. The shooting remains under investigation, Nieburger said.

-- Amina Khan